We parents have the habit of always saying that we know our children very well, when they are sad, anxious about something, anxious or euphoric for some reason. However, there are certain circumstances that children close up and not even the most observant mother and father can find out what is wrong. This fact can last for a long period and generate even greater disorders if not remedied as soon as possible and that is what child therapy is for, to help solve the children’s “internal” problems.
The school friend is rejecting, the teacher does not treat him with the same affection as the other classmates, the mother is working too hard and the child is missing or the loss of a loved one brought endless sadness to the child. These are some of the recurring reasons in child therapy offices and that to many parents may seem silly and that will be resolved over time. Time and “parental therapy” are not always able to resolve the issue and make the feeling that is hurting and bothering disappear or simply manage to digest the situation.
Of course, there are children who can better deal with their feelings and with a very explanatory conversation about the situation they can understand and resolve the issue that bothers or hurts you. But there are also those who cannot express themselves or dilute certain situations, let alone say what is happening, in fact they cannot even understand the feeling that is hurting you so much and why it exists. These are situations that mark your unconscious and can act on your behavior at home, at school and in some cases even on your physical health.
Child therapy services focus on resolving children’s internal conflicts so that they do not reach adulthood. Through playful activities the child will be able to express his most intense and internal feelings and fears. With the help of parents united with therapy the chances of the child suffering from the same problems in adolescence or adulthood is almost zero, this is clear when the treatment started from the beginning of the signs that something is not going well. So early treatment makes all the difference in the results of therapy.
Main Signs for Referral of Child Therapy
Of course, it is not just any childish cry and drama that means indication for child therapy. Each case must be analyzed and the child’s behavior checked, usually the teacher herself notices some different signs and calls the parents for a conversation about the child’s current behavior at school or at home you notice the quieter, more sensitive or even child even more aggressive and refuses to say what he is feeling. Children with intense crying spells including refusing to do activities that they used to do with such joy, such as going to school may have something wrong happening. Difficulty in school learning as well as aggressive behavior with your classmates, refusing to be close to a specific person or being afraid of a person, are signs that must be carefully evaluated.
Other signs that something is wrong is the child regressing and starting to pee in bed , having nightmares constantly and having a great need to be close to the parents, including repeatedly asking to want to sleep together when he was used to sleeping on his own room or bed. Children with excessive anxiety, irritability and unusual agitation are mirrors of what they are feeling inside and therefore need help.
With all the preparation and vocation that a child therapist has, it is possible to prepare a welcoming environment where the child feels safe to play and do activities without worry. It will be evaluated without notice and the information you need will be taken out smoothly, without pressure and charges. The child therapist has a special way of working with children, with his ability to speak and direct the subject and thus find the focus of the problem and guide parents to the process and treatment necessary to help their child.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.