TO SEE A CHILD
Children can come for a variety of reasons: family problems such as divorce or domestic violence, losing a loved one, traumatic or stressful event such as a car accident or experience of abuse, school problems such as learning difficulties or peer relationships, developmental difficulties. On the other hand, sometimes the environment doesn’t know the cause of the problem but they see changes in the child such as withdrawal, anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior, etc.
It is important not to ignore the symptoms that you notice and are concerning you, because they won’t go away if we pretend not to see them, but instead, they will intensify. With a timely reaction, and even if the situation ends up being less troubling than it looked, we let the child know that we are seeing him, and bring ourselves to peace knowing that we have done everything we could.