When is the right time to bring your child to a specialist


As parents, we want to think that we know best what is good for our children and how to help them when they are struggling.Yet, we are only human and we are not expected to know everything and be 100% comfortable handling all child-rearing situations and developmental issues.

So how do you know when is the right time to bring your child to a professional? Here are a some examples of good reasons to get some help:

  • Your kid is going through a stage in development that was particularly difficult for you when you were younger.
  • You feel out of control in your relationship with your kid(s).
  • You and your partner are not on the same page about discipline and often disagree, creating confusion for the kids. 
  • Your family is going through a major change or challenge (loss, death, illness, divorce, moving, separation, etc.).
  • Something about your kid is different and you are having a hard time addressing it alone.
  • Your child/teenager is telling you that they want to talk to somebody.
  • Your kids is acting out at school and/or at home and nothing seems to help make things better.
  • Your pediatrician recommends that you find a counselor for your kid.
  • Teachers and/or social workers at school are expressing concern for your child’s behavior and emotional well-being.

Do you recognize yourself in any of the above? Email me your concerns to see whether this is the right time for you to get some professional help.

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