If you meet your child’s emotional and physical needs, as much as is humanely possible, then you should have a cooperative, respectful and happy child.
So, this means that a child who is acting out, anxious or depressed is “unhappy”.
This is important information for a parent.
This is not the time to push back or bring in punitive measures. This is the time for:
3. Mindful Communication.
This is a “family issue”.
If you feel you are meeting most of your child’s needs and your child is still acting out, depressed or anxious; consider seeing a doctor to determine if their behavior stems from “biological causes”.
To learn how to help your child and your family, try Marriage and Family Therapy Glendora
Ilissa Banhazl, MFT