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  • Writer's pictureShannon Kelly

Connecting with your Child During Challenging Moments - Child Therapy

Connecting with your child during challenging times is crucial for their development and your relationship with one another. Children learn how to manage their feelings and emotions by practising with their family members, but also through modelling. It is important to check in with your own emotions during these challenging times as your children learn so much from you. 

  1. Listen actively: Create a safe space for your child to express their feelings without judgement. Listen to them attentively, validate their emotions, and show empathy.

  2. Be present: Spend quality time with your child. Engage in activities they enjoy and show genuine interest in their interests.

  3. Stay calm: Children often look to their parents for emotional cues. Stay calm and composed, even in difficult situations, to reassure your child that everything will be okay.

  4. Communicate openly: Encourage open communication by being approachable and understanding. Let your child know they can come to you with any concerns or problems they may have.

  5. Provide reassurance: Reassure your child that you are there for them and that you will support them through any challenges they face.

  6. Maintain routines: Consistency and predictability can provide a sense of stability during challenging times. Stick to regular routines as much as possible to help your child feel grounded.

  7. Model resilience: Show your child how to cope with challenges by demonstrating resilience yourself. Share your own experiences of overcoming difficulties and highlight the positive outcomes.

  8. Seek professional help if needed: If your child is struggling with emotional or behavioural issues, don't hesitate to seek help from a qualified professional, such as a therapist or counsellor.

Remember that every child is unique, so it's essential to adapt your approach based on your child's individual needs and personality. By staying connected and supportive, you can help your child navigate challenging times with resilience and strength.

What are the benefits of seeking professional help for your child? 

Child Therapy is an excellent tool used to gain insight into the underlying cause of your child’s struggles. Creative Sky Psychology provides strength-based coping strategies to help your child to grow and thrive. A Child Psychologist can be very effective with supporting children to build strategies and tools that are unique to their challenges. As children develop tools and strategies, they learn to manage such challenges, as well as build resiliency and coping strategies for future areas of difficulty.

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