As a parent it can be tough to gauge when your child is just energetic, or “going through a phase,” or when their behavior might be indicative of a larger issue. If you have concerns, it is always best to ask, since if there is an underlying issue the sooner it can be addressed the better. Here are some things to watch for and be mindful of if you’re wondering whether or not your child has behavioral issues.
Decline in grades regardless of efforts
Refusal to take part in seemingly normal activities
Frequent emotional outbursts
Dramatic mood swings
Drastic appetite change (refusal to eat, constant overeating, etc.)
Abrupt changes in relationships
If you have any questions, please contact either office, and we will be happy to advise you on the best course of action.
Information compiled from Mental Health America and Nationwide Children’s Library