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How Counseling Helps Children Resolve Behavior Problems


How Counseling Helps Children Resolve Behavior Problems


When parents notice that their child is overly aggressive and quarrelsome, it is sometimes hard for them to do more than give the child a scolding or subject the child to some disciplinary action. Often the behavior problems escalate, and parents may start receiving feedback from teachers about the child’s disruptive behavior. Some parents may even be called to the principal’s office because of their child’s behavior.

One of the things parents need to realize is that there are times when professional help is needed so that a child can learn to curb their problematic behavior. Here are some of the signs that should alert you to this need and take a look at how counseling can help solve behavior problems.


More than Just Being Mischievous

All children will engage in mischievous antics at one time or another; that is a normal part of growing up. However, there are some behavior problems that tell you your child needs help.

  • The child has frequent tantrums, and these may be more intense than what you observe in other children. Moreover, these tantrums can come with little or no provocation.
  • The child habitually breaks rules – even important ones that have to do with safety or those with serious penalties. The child may also exhibit a conscious intent to break rules.
  • The child disrupts lessons, roams around the class, and pays no attention or openly defies the teacher.
  • The child gets into fights with other children. This can be so frequent you have stopped getting invitations for play dates and the like.
  • Hostile and disobedient are two words that describe the child’s behavior perfectly. Teachers may even complain about this. Bullying, lying, and stealing can also take place, and these behaviors may even cause you to become isolated from other parents.
  • You may notice that the child hurts animals and does this without compunction.
  • The child seems to have secrets/tell lies frequently.

These are but a few of the behavior concerns that beset quite a number of children, and parents often try to sail through this on their own. When this happens, a considerable emotional burden is placed on both children and parents. Professional counseling helps lighten this burden and provides a well-informed direction towards resolving issues that cause children to act out, have tantrums, or engage in disruptive behavior.


What Counseling Does

Counseling helps identify the root causes of behavior problems in children, and following a thorough assessment, a program can then be designed to meet individual needs. If you want the kind of therapy that will help your child behave in a constructive and positive way, call Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC. Through sessions with their independently contracted counselors, your child can grow into one who can verbalize feelings and opinions without resorting to aggression or tantrums. Call now and see how their skilled counselors will help you learn skills that lead to well-adjusted children and improved family relations.


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Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
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Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
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