Many people consider childhood and adolescence to be carefree years. It is for others. Others, on the other hand, do not seem to have a carefree childhood or adolescence. Here are some guidelines for when a child or adolescent might benefit from therapy and how to get a referral to a licenced counselor.
- Sadness for long periods of time.
For several days or weeks, the child or adolescent can seem sad. Nothing seems to make them feel any better. Nothing works, no matter how hard you try to amuse or distract them. The child can weep uncontrollably over both minor and major events. Children and adolescents rarely express their grief verbally; instead, they demonstrate it by their acts. To prove that they are sad, they can get in trouble and break laws.Visit Teen Counseling for more details.
- Withdrawn Moods.
Withdrawn children and teenagers have little to no desire to play or socialise. Instead of being with friends or relatives, they prefer to be alone.
- You’re enraged.
Some teenagers or children can be irritable all of the time. They can get involved in fights with other children. They can vent their rage on adults in positions of authority. Tantrum-like behaviour is common. These kids are causing a ruckus in the kitchen.
- You’re worried and anxious.
Some children and teenagers may be overly concerned. When they are away from home, they are concerned for their parents. They are concerned for their parents’ physical well-being. They are concerned that another death will occur, or that they will be forced to move once more. They constantly build problems to be concerned about.
- Having a sense of guilt or responsibility.
For older school-aged children, this may be a concern. This is a common issue among children who have witnessed a divorce or a death in the family. It’s possible that they believe it’s their fault. They should feel obligated to look after other family members.
- Separation difficulties.
A child or teen may not want a parent to leave them to go about their daily routine. In order to communicate with his or her parent, a young child may cry at school. To stay in touch, a teen may call or text a parent several times a day. This is a serious issue.
- I’m unable to concentrate.
Some children and adolescents can struggle to complete tasks. They are prone to being easily distracted. Perhaps they are unable to commit to any of the activities or jobs you assign to them. They may not be very good at following orders.
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