The word 'Problems' pinned to noticeboard surrounded by post it notes with question marks

I think it is always best that when you have a problem to talk about it. There is no point festering over something you are unhappy about when you could make a small change to the way you think or do so that the problem goes away or becomes more manageable. If you shove the problem under the carpet and don’t address it the problem could grow and make you feel worse and really unhappy. We need to be talking about problems! Some children are happy to talk about their problems and some aren’t but, as parents, we should help them to talk about issues they have so they are off their minds and their worries lower or disappear. Here are some signs to look out for, to help parents with recognising ‘my child has a problem’…….

My Child Has A Problem – 7 Signs

  1. Children will tell lies and say life is good or okay for them despite their faces not reflecting what they are saying.
  2. They may appear unhappy or withdrawn and not want to talk.
  3. Your child may reject the idea of you making playdates for them or want to join in activities with friends.
  4. Their behaviour may get more aggressive or they may become angry at little things that did not bother them so much before.
  5. They may have mood swings, headaches or find it difficult to sleep.
  6. They may start to eat less or seem tired even though they have had lots of sleep.
  7. You know your child and what they are usually like. If their behaviour changes from their norm then it is worth investigating what is going on for them and try to find out what their problem is.

Once you know what the problem is you can listen and look at solutions together and put in some nice strategies they could use to make life a little bit easier for them. To read more about problem solving around issues children have and for suggestions of solutions take a look at my book, The Parent’s Toolkit.

You can call me to see how I can help your child with problem-solving on 07961312749.