Children experience a number of emotion difficulties such as
- worry and stress
- adjustment difficulties (new schools, new family members)
- grief and loss
Sometimes children don’t understand their emotions so they act out as a way to cope. They may become angry or aggressive, naughty, or rude. They may wet the bed, or run away from home. They may be fearful, not want to go to school, be extra clingy to caregivers.
Psychology helps children and their caregivers understand and organise their feelings. Psychologists help children learn to cope with their emotions, and live happier lives.
Children can also experience developmental disorders (such as autism), learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), or behavioural disorders (such as ADHD). In conjunction with other health professionals (e.g. Paediatricians, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists), Psychologists can assess children for these difficulties and provide children and their caregivers with treatment.