Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
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It is easy for onlookers to think that children are merely spoiled and undisciplined when they have tantrums, especially in public places. Such behavior is often justified by parents as an outcome of a tiring day or boredom on the part of the misbehaving child. Actually, both perspectives fail to consider the possibility that children who have tantrums may suffer from fear or anxiety.
Tantrums usually indicate that a child is grappling with emotions they cannot control. Tantrums can be triggered by anger and frustration – emotions that come up when children feel that they are being deprived of something they need or deserve.
Some children who have tantrums may actually be overreacting because of some undisclosed trauma or fear. For example, the child who has a meltdown about not being brought along to a grown-up gathering may actually harbor fears about being abandoned.
Another trigger for tantrums is anxiety. Children who have anxiety experience distress that is extreme and out of proportion to a given situation. It is not uncommon for children to have a meltdown at the slightest provocation. The sad thing is, their outburst is often simply dismissed as bad behavior, and the root cause of the meltdown is not explored.
If your child has frequent tantrums about a variety of minor irritants, it is possible that anxiety may be at the bottom of those incidents. Sometimes this anxiety stems from a reason that is not evident without probing and evaluation. For example, children who have undiagnosed learning disability are prone to tantrums when they are confronted by challenges related to a task they find difficult to complete.
It is easier to connect tantrums with anger or poor discipline than it is to attribute them to fear and anxiety. Many believe that children express anxiety by shrinking away from provocations, but many children can react by throwing a fit. This is especially true because, to begin with, children are often unable to understand what they feel.
Your child’s tantrums and meltdowns may be triggered by anxiety, and this is a heavy burden for a child to carry. You can help put an end to these emotional episodes by getting professional help from Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC.
Carolina Counseling Services contracts with licensed professionals who will work with you patiently. With their support, you and your child will understand and resolve the fears that trigger your child’s tantrums. You are one call away from helping your child conquer the tantrums that take a heavy toll on everyone. Don’t hesitate. Call now!
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, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
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