It’s often hard to know what is going on in our children’s minds. Or maybe they’re acting out suddenly, or self-isolating. Talking with a counselor may be the best option for your child to help them work through their struggles.
We’re here to answer a few commonly asked questions about child therapy.
1. How do I know if my child needs to see a therapist?
One of the most common signs is behavioral issues. If your child is acting out of the ordinary, or their behavior has become extremely deviant, destructive, or worrisome, consider seeing a counselor.
2. If I take my child to therapy does that mean I have done a bad job at parenting?
No. Therapy is a safe space for your child to focus on themselves. Introducing your child to that environment is a wonderful thing you can do as a parent. We know parenting is difficult, and we all need help from time to time. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent, it just means you’re human.
3. How do I talk to my child about therapy?
A good way to approach this conversation is to talk about it like a normal doctor’s appointment. Let your child know that therapy can help them feel better over time and that you want what is best for them. If your child is uncomfortable with their counselor, let them know it’s okay to switch counselors.
Counseling can help your child process their emotions and thoughts in a healthy way and empower them to open up which can improve your communication and relationship with them.
Crosswinds counselors have helped thousands of families build deeper connections and find restoration. We can help you too.