Why is my child struggling?

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Why is my child struggling?

Nobody knows your child better than you do. Do you think that something is going on for your child? Are you wondering whether what your child is experiencing is “normal” or is a cause for concern?

Children are complex beings, developing at many levels at once. They are developing physically, neurologically, emotionally, and socially. In addition to their internal development, they are impacted by their external environment, whether it be their home, school, and/or extra-curricular activities. A child’s development is often asynchronous, or uneven, causing a disconnect within a child and/or concern from parents and teachers.

Indications that your child may be struggling include:

  • A sudden change in behavior
  • Constant crying
  • Emotional meltdowns
  • Social withdrawal
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Fears and worries
  • Negative self-talk (“I am not good at anything”)
  • School refusal
  • Lack of friends

 

Some of the above are due to normal development, and yet may also suggest that your child is struggling and needs help. The Summit Center’s trained professionals can help you address your concerns about your child. We can help you understand why your child may be struggling, and if so, what you can do about it.

Learn more: How Do I Know If My Child Needs An Evaluation?