Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
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A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a familiar experience among children in military families because sooner or later, new assignments and new orders will make relocation a must. It is easy to assume that because children are resilient, a PCS move is easy for them. However, military parents know even children can have issues about PCS moves.
If you have just received the notice about an imminent PCS move, you will want to know how your children really feel about the news. Observing their words and their non-verbal responses will give you a deeper insight into their emotions. It will also help you discern when counseling is needed to help them manage the coming change in their lives.
It is easy to read what a child feels when inner feelings are expressed loudly. Statements like “Yessss!” or “Oh no, not again!” clearly express what is going on inside a child’s mind when parents tell them a PCS is imminent. It is the non-verbal behavior that you need to be more attuned to.
An out-and-out argument from your children is not necessarily a bad thing; they are merely manifestations of a justifiable reaction. However, when arguments continue and escalate into belligerent and openly resentful behavior, it may be time to seek support so that your child is helped to accept the coming change.
Non-verbal responses can vary from child to child. Silence, for example, can mean so many things. It can mean that your child is not happy about the news, but is aware that nothing can be done to prevent it. Silence could mean your child is deeply upset. On the other hand, it could also mean the news is not a surprise and your child accepts it.
What you need to be sensitive about is when your child becomes uncommunicative, withdrawn, and hostile. Remember, even quiet children have their ways of communicating, and there are activities that they are interested in. When children stop participating in activities they used to enjoy, it is time to stop and think about how they are doing emotionally.
If you and your family are facing a PCS and you sense that your children are deeply unhappy about it, the best thing you can do is to reach out for support and call Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. Carolina Counseling Services contracts with licensed professionals who work with you so that a major transition such as PCS can be less emotionally burdensome for your family. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. Call now for an appointment!
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade NC.
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