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To be able to detect problems at an emotional level in boys and girls it is important to work a lot on observation. Often times, a change in behavior in a child can be triggered by some kind of emotional problem.
We explain what are the main symptoms of emotional problems in children, what signals should alert you and how to know what to do in case of detecting any of these problems.
If you observe your child, you will surely be able to realize of some kind of behavior change. The clearest signs that something is wrong and that it also has to do with an emotional disorder, are the following, and are related in most cases to changes at a behavioral level:
1. Mood swings. Suddenly you notice that your child has sudden or sudden mood swings. In the same day you can be euphoric or angry, happy or sad.
2. More hostility.Your son is more surly, more hostile. He does not accept jokes, he is more sensitive and everything seems to bother him.
3. Pasotism. Your son, who previously showed passion for certain proposed activities, suddenly seems to lose the illusion, and shows a great pasotism above all.
4. Disinterest. Loss of interest in activities that previously interested you.
5. Violence. Your child is suddenly more rebellious, and even aggressive. Answers with some scream, is unable to control anger.
6. Calls for attention. When his behavior changes and teachers start to get your attention, it is because he is asking for help. He suffers from an emotional 'mess' and is unable to control his impulses. Hence, it launches little 'wake-up calls'.
7. Appetite changes. The relationship with food is an indicator of how your child is doing emotionally. If you change your diet, if you suddenly eat with anxiety or, on the contrary, reject food or show a loss of appetite, it is a sign that something is disturbing you emotionally.
8. Changes in sleeping habits. Suddenly your child has more dark circles, yawns a lot, has trouble sleeping, suffers from insomnia or has more nightmares.
It is very important that both at home and at school, parents and teachers are attentive to any changes that may indicate an emotional problem in the child. These symptoms serve as a warning. There are many possible external causes that cause a child to have emotional problems:
- A change at home (The arrival of a little brother, the separation of the parents ...).
- A move.
- A death of a relative.
- A change of school.
- An unstructured family.
It is important that there is good communication between home and school because if teachers know that the child is going through a change that may affect him emotionally, they can be more aware and act when they consider that he needs help.
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