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Child Therapy And Why Is It Important?

January 14,2022 By: Mansi poddar

With the stigma of mental health, nobody wants their child to “need therapy,” which is unfortunate because therapy can change lives.

Child therapy is similar to therapy and counselling for adults: it offers a safe space and an empathetic ear while providing tools to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

IT HELPS IN:

  1. Building the child’s self-esteem.
  2. Helping to improve the child’s communication skills.
  3. Stimulating healthy, normal development.
  4. Building an appropriate emotional repertoire.
  5. Improving the child’s emotional vocabulary (Walker, 2014).

If a child is facing developmental issues, speech problems, excessive aggression, constant crying, difficulty in adjusting to social situations, sudden drop in grades in school, frequent nightmares, difficulty in sustaining attention, to name a few. It might be a good idea to opt for therapy.

It makes sense that parents and guardians need professional insight, especially for tender subjects or developmentally appropriate issues of growing up. Many people consider child therapy for huge topics like abuse, neglect, and trauma, but it can have an equally weighted focus on positive growth and strengths.