Does your child throw tantrums or refuse to listen? Does your child have difficulty managing their emotions when something doesn’t go their way or plans are changed? Is your child acting out and getting in trouble at school or daycare? Maybe your child refuses to listen to you or other adults. Perhaps your child has trouble listening to other adults or to you. Does your child struggle with making or keeping friends? Is your child expressing themselves through toddler tantrums?
Understanding how they feel or how to manage emotions can be difficult for many children. When this happens, they often “act out” or behave in problematic ways like temper tantrums. It is important for your child to learn the skills to better manage their emotions and behavior at school and at home, no matter what they are struggling with. You can help your child get the tools they need to succeed and stop problem behavior through child therapy.
Your child is not alone. Many challenges occur as children move through the development process. Parents may notice changes in their child and as the child experiences more demanding situations, their emotions may become more intense or reactive. Some children take a longer time to return to their “normal” emotional state (or their “baseline”) after periods of anxiety, anger or frustration. Some children have difficulty using social skills or strategies and struggle to form relationships with peers and adults. Your child may be using previously learned experiences and behaviors to cope that are not helpful anymore.
The good news is that even if your child is struggling with feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely or stressed, it is possible for them to learn new techniques to more effectively manage their emotions and behaviors. A knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly therapist specialized in young children can help your child to work through their difficulties and become more functional and successful.
If you need help with tantrums or other problem behavior in young children, give Dr. Eva Benmeleh and My Treetop Center a call to learn more about how child therapy can make a difference in your lives: (786) 383-4942.
221 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 202 Hallandale, FL 33009