Social and Peer Difficulties

Social and peer difficulties may arise due to various reasons. Typically though the child will not be able to initiate and maintain friendships. Research has indicated that children with friends have a better sense of well-being, higher self-esteem and less social problems as adults compared to individuals without friends.

Friendships are important for various reasons, especially in assisting children develop emotionally and socially. When children interact with other children not only are they learning the reciprocal (give and take) nature of social behavior in general, but also figuring out how to follow social 'rules' and how to weigh alternatives and make decisions. In addition, children also experience a variety of feelings such as fear, anger, aggression and rejection and more importantly how to deal with these feelings in the context of a friendship. Children also learn how to win, how to lose, how to lead and how to follow and what is appropriate and what is not.

 

 

 


Other Difficulties
Anxiety
Aggressiveness
Attention Deficit Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Depression
Death and Bereavement
Divorce
Elimination Disorders
Exam Stress
Health/illness
Learning Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-esteem issues
Social and Peer difficulties

Trauma
Withdrawal Behaviour

Child Therapy
Play Therapy

 

 

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