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Child counseling

Child counseling

Children often model the behavior they see. Counselling teaches children and their families how to strengthen positive child behaviors and eliminate or reduce unwanted or problem behaviors.
Child counseling can be extremely helpful for children suffering from anxiety, depression or grief.
Child counseling is a type of therapy that takes into account the problems or mental illnesses faced by kids, teens, and adolescents. It offers support to kids dealing with trauma, stress, or anxiety, and dysfunctional family relationships, or the home environment.
It is important to understand that children, who are suffering from mental health issues or psychological distress, may not share these concerns with their Parents. That doesn’t happen because your child doesn’t love you; rather, it occurs because he/she fears disappointing you.
Therefore, the aim of child counselors is to help children better interpret the issues they are experiencing and/or the trauma that occurred – in a way they can process and understand.
When a child’s social and emotional issues and psychological distress are left untreated, it can negatively impact his/her educational aspirations and developmental milestones.
Child counselors are mental health specialists, who offer invaluable insight into your child’s social and emotional development and mental health


Signs of Trouble

Warning signs that your child may need psychological counseling include:

Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness

Constant anger and a tendency to overreact to situations

Persistent worry, anxiety, or fearfulness

Preoccupation with physical illness or their own appearance

A sudden, unexplained drop in grades at school

A loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed

Changes in patterns of sleeping or eating

Reclusiveness, preferring to be alone rather than in the company of friends or family

Expressing thoughts of suicide

An inability to concentrate, think clearly, or make decisions

An inability to sit still

Performing routines obsessively throughout the day, such as washing hands or cleaning things

Experiencing regular nightmares

Dieting obsessively, or binging followed by vomiting or taking laxatives

If a child or adolescent shows some or many of these signs, he likely needs therapy. Therapy for kids can be very beneficial, particularly if a problem is identified before it can grow worse.


The responsibilities that parents must fulfill are huge.
Talking to your counselor often gives you a different perspective about the issues faced by parents.

Counselors in their knowledge and good faith guide parents in their challenging endeavours. Parent counseling is a service that aims to provide you with knowledge, guidance, tools, and emotional support, all without judgment or bias.

Different from family counseling which has its own set of benefits, parent counseling focuses on how you as the parent affect the dynamics of your family.

Every parent is susceptible to various problems that will affect the way they take care of their families, especially with respect to how they raise their children.

When they take the step and begin parent counseling, parents show their children that they care about the well-being of the family unit and also help destigmatize mental health issues.


You are provided with an unbiased outsider’s view into your home, allowing you to make object decisions with the advice of a trained professional.

A better understanding of your parenting style

This teaches you the pros and cons of your inherent way of parenting, helping you maximize the pros and work through the cons.

Better conflict skills

Parent counseling can teach you techniques to handle conflict – which indirectly teaches your child that conflict can be healthy and a good opener for communication as opposed to violent and confusing.

Manage parental expectations.

When a parent-child conflict has reached the point where neither of them can be a winner – the best thing to do is step back and re-evaluate what you are expecting of your child. Parent counseling will walk you through the best way to do this, and help you navigate these conflicts with various techniques.

Lastly, and most importantly, parent counseling removes the pressure of having to parent perfectly. One of the most common reasons parents avoid counseling is the idea that going to counseling means you have failed as a parent. In fact, we believe it’s the opposite. The counsellor’s role is to work with the parent without judgment, helping the parent be the best mother or father they are able to be. Taking steps to better yourself as a parent shows your children how much you care about them, and will benefit you and your children for the rest of your lives.

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