Even very young children can struggle with worry, sadness, grief and anxiety. Sometimes these emotions are just part of daily life and your child is learning to manage their own feelings and reactions as they develop and grow. For example, when you say ‘its time to put your toys away’ and your child doesn’t want to and starts to have a tantrum.
Other times, the feelings are bigger, bolder, deeper and your child needs the opportunity to express them, act them out, be heard, validated, and learn to manage the complicated world of emotions.
Sometimes a child’s emotional response feels out of proportion with what’s going on around them and parents are at a loss for understanding their child’s behavior or their needs. You may not know how to support your child with these big emotions or you may be overwhelmed by the feelings yourself and what they stir up in you.
Help is available. Call me today and let’s get started. You and your child deserve to feel good and enjoy one another.