Signs Your Child May Need BPT
All parents strive to ensure their children have better mental, emotional and social health. That’s why when a child gets unwell, he or she is taken to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment. However, when the same child endures anxiety or depression, many parents get confused as they’re unsure what to do.
Children are faced with lots of issues during their childhood, such as school stress, coercion, sorrow, friend drama, among others. On many occasions, children are afraid to inform their parents that something isn’t right, and on other occasions, parents are uncertain if a problem is momentary or severe. At some point, kids of all ages need some help, and every parent should be involved in their child's mental health.
With that in mind, below are signs your child may need bpt.
NOTABLE CHANGES IN EATING AND SLEEPING HABITS
If you notice notable changes in your child's eating or sleeping habits, don’t overlook it. Oversleeping or sleeping for fewer hours is certainly a warning sign, and new eating habits indicate an eating problem.
FREQUENTLY ENGAGING IN WEIRD BEHAVIORS
If your kid is constantly involved in destructive behaviors, this indicates that he or she is a candidate for behavioral pediatric therapy. Such children engage in behaviors intended to cause more pain, like cutting themselves, digging their nails into the skin, drug abuse, etc.
INTENSE FEELINGS OF WORRY OR SADNESS
Suppose a child appears unusually troubled, furious, or bad-tempered for a prolonged period to the extent that he or she is typically unable to perform her duties. In that case, it is necessary to seek behavioral pediatric therapy. Take note if your child is crying most of the time or extremely worried.
KEEPING AWAY FROM FRIENDS
Reluctance to mingle with peers is an indication that something is wrong with your child. If previously, he or she was socializing and mingling with other kids, and all of a sudden, he or she isolates herself, then this is a sign that your child needs to see a therapist.
It’s normal for children to undergo regression after significant life changes, like the birth of a new child, relocation, parents’ separation, among others. However, abnormal regressions such as extreme worry, bedwetting, ill-tempered, and clinginess unrelated to a change may indicate an underlying problem.
If a child exhibits any of the discussed signs, he or she probably is a candidate for behavioral pediatric therapy.