In most cases, children are very resilient and can adapt well to changes that they experience in life, for example progressing from infants to juniors in school or having a new sibling.
However, sometimes children may experience an event or incident that may leave them unable to express their feelings, worries or emotions for example, a death in the family, an accident or a significant change, such as moving house or parents separating.
When this happens it can lead to behaviour changes in the child and leave parents feeling anxious, worried and even helpless with how to help alleviate the child’s pain or ease their worries.
In these circumstances parents can reach out for support from a counselling service. A specialist counsellor can offer the opportunity for a child to explore how they are feeling and help them to understand their difficulties and build a healthy resilience to changes.
They do this by ensuring that the child understands the physical and emotional feelings that may be present when a change occurs and provide guidance and strategies to support the child.
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