August 3, 2014

Child Counselling

kids-counselling-vancouverSchool-related Issues
School related issues in younger children can be an impediment to learning, socializing and can be highly concerning to caregivers and teachers. Issues relating to school can be varied…
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Behavioural Issues
Children with behaviour issues tend to be identified in a school setting. Kids often feel pressure to perform, follow the directions of the teacher or adhere to a strict structure at school, pressure that may not be present at home.
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Low Self-esteem in children
If your child is suffering from low self-esteem, it will be possible to see it in their behaviour. The following signs are things to look out for in how they relate to the world on a daily, or even occasional basis. If you recognize a pattern, you may need to get support for you and your child.
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Stress and Coping
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Social Skills
Social skills are the most important skills we can have as a society. When children know how to interact with others effectively, it paves the way to success and support in their futures as adults. Imagine how hard life would be if you couldn’t get along with other people!
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Attachment
Issues of attachment can occur in children with their relationship with their caregiver is somehow puts them at risk. All children need a stable, safe, nurturing relationship connection with a trusted adult in order to foster the kind of connection that promotes their healthy growth and maturation. With this positive attachment, children develop a sense of belonging, together, groundedness and safety that becomes a foundation for their self-esteem, self-image and relationship with the outside world. This is the foundation we take with us as we grow into functioning adults.
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Phobias
Anxieties and fears are a natural part of everyone’s normal growth and development. We all feel nervous and fearful at one time or another. Children’s fears are also a normal and necessary part of their learning and development. It is adaptive to children to have fears of the world in different ways. This helps young people to learn about themselves and how to handle normal challenging situations of life.
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Children with More Severe Anxiety
Does your child have a diagnosed or suspected anxiety disorder? Below is a list of seven anxiety disorders and subtypes. Click on the links for a more detailed description, (including a video and stories), as well as home management strategies that are specific to that disorder.
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Children with Mild to Moderate Anxiety
If your child has mild to moderate anxiety, or has not been diagnosed with a disorder, you can learn more general home management strategies for your child.
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Healthy Habits at Home
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