Signs That a Child and Family Need Help Share +
Posted by: coronadosafe 4 years, 4 months ago
It's not always easy to ask for help, and most of the time, those who need it are the least likely to do so. The following list points out risk factors and behaviors that are signs that a child or family needs help. If you know of someone that is at potential risk, seek out help as soon as possible.
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Risk Factors and Behaviors: Signs That a Child and Family Need Help
- Any disruptions in first-year-of-life bonding and attachment
- Lack of guilt or genuine remorse when child hurts others
- Fire setting and other destructive behavior
- Cruelty to animals
- Chronic arguing with parents, teachers, and other authority figures
- Lack of positive friendships with same-age peers
- Perceives self as a victim
- Chronic refusal to do chores
- Hoarding of uneaten food
- Outbursts of severe anger when adults set and enforce limits
- Encopresis and/or enuresis
- Chronic lying in the face of the obvious
- Suicidal or homicidal statements (Take all of these seriously!)
- Abusive, violent parents
- Parents who belong to gangs
- Tobacco and other drug use, as well as association with peers who use these substances
- Obsession with violent movies, music, video games, internet sites, etc.
- Violent, gory, or suicidal content in drawings, school writing assignments, etc.
Children who display one or more of these characteristics…
- should be closely supervised
- need their parents to remove weapons and other dangerous items from the home
- are screaming out for love, limits, and professional help
This article is brought to you by Dr. Charles Fay - published in Love and Logic.
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