There can be a number of things that cause your kid’s Emotional Distress and some may surprise you. Here are some things to think about to help your child!
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Is your child having emotional problems? There can be a number of causes here and some may surprise you. If you want to help your child emotionally, that’s the most important thing you need to think about. What is the root cause? Tackle the root cause and you will immediately be able to get a handle on the situation.
Let’s look at some of the problems kids can face.
Bullying can certainly create emotional havoc in the life of your child. Indeed, many researchers agree that the impact of bullying can even stretch well into the adult life of a kid. You do need to be aware of this issue as a parent. Unfortunately, one of the greatest challenges of bullying is often there is no right answer on how to handle it. You might think that you can just speak to the school and resolve the issue. Or, perhaps go directly to the source and contact the parents of the kid causing the issues. It’s at this point that you’ll discover there are two sides to every story and the parents probably won’t want to believe yours.
Ultimately, the most important way you can support your child here is to make sure that you have an open dialogue with them. Make sure that they can tell you what’s bothering you and always have someone to talk to.
Send Me To Sleep
You might not realize this but the level of sleep does have an impact on the emotional health of your kids. It’s important that they get the full amount of sleep to process effectively through the day which is about eight hours. This was helpful when looking at the best ways to make sure that kids get the right amount of sleep and why it’s important. But ultimately, without the right level of sleep, it can be difficult to handle the stresses of the day and we’re talking about school as well as issues in their personal life.
Sleep will help kids tackle daily challenges, but they are still under immense pressure to perform. From an early age, kids are pushed towards thinking about academic achievement and even higher education. As a parent, you have two roles here. You do need to make sure that they are taking their studies seriously. But, you also need to do what you can to take the pressure off. Arrange vacations they can look forward to in the summer, weekend trips and anything else that will take the edge off.
Finally, you should be aware of how issues in your own life can affect your kid. We are all under stress at some point and it’s important that you don’t take this out on your children. As well as this, you need to make sure that you are keeping them away from any issues in your marriage. The simple rule is never to let kids, particularly young children see you fight with your partner.
We hope this helps you tackle some of the causes of emotional issues that your kids can experience.
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!