Doing what is in the best interest of your children is always a priority as a parent. If you notice them struggling, it is instinctual to do everything in your power to fix it. So what do you do when your child is struggling emotionally? Therapy has always been a great option and an obvious choice, but of course it’s a little more intricate than just sending your child to any therapist. In order to make sure your child is receiving the most beneficial help they can get, you need to know how to choose an effective child therapy that will take their specific needs into consideration during treatment.
Let’s face it: children can be aggressive sometimes. This is no surprise considering they are young and still learning how to effectively communicate their wants and needs. It can present in many ways, and is often not limited to any one place. How to stop a child from hitting or being aggressive with siblings or other kids can be overwhelming, and it’s difficult to know where to start. Aggression in children is something that should certainly be addressed – but how do you know when it’s a quickly passing phase, or something more?
There are countless opinions on how to discipline a child that won’t listen or how to discipline a difficult child. A common technique is to resort to physical holds or restraints (physical management of a child) in an attempt to end an aggressive outburst. However, there are some serious, long-term consequences to consider when implementing physical management into your child’s care plan. Below, Dr. Jacob presents some compelling reasons for why a physical management strategy does not effectively solve any long-term behavioral issues.
Sometimes your child gets upset for seemingly silly reasons. Usually, it will have to do with them being sleepy, hungry, or frustrated that they cannot effectively communicate what they want. However, in some cases a child’s anger may seem to come out of nowhere with no warning signs and be directed at any child or adult in their sight. For those parents who ask the question, “does my child have a problem with aggression?” Dr. Jacob explains some warning signs for what behaviors are normal, and what behaviors may warrant the need of a medical professional.
How do you know if you are choosing an adequate Autism Assessment and Developmental Pediatrician?
You want to make sure that your child receives a superior evaluation, but with so many developmental pediatricians how do you know what is considered a good quality, and what may be a red flag? When it comes to your child’s development, it is important to have every base covered as early on as possible so proper treatment can begin effectively. If you don’t know the problem, you can’t begin to fix it. [Read more…] about What Should A Good Autism Evaluation And Autism Evaluator look like?