Children, teens and young adults who may be identified as “Gifted, “Profoundly Gifted”, “Twice-Exceptional”, and many other “Exceptionalities” are “wired” in a different way than their peers. They may feel everything more deeply than others in a painful and frightening way and need trained professionals that have experience in how to inspire, motivate and counsel them.
Children and teens who can’t regulate their thoughts and behaviors tend to struggle with day-to-day interactions. Parents, you may find the need to hire highly trained professionals who have the skills and methods to teach your children and teens how to “self-monitor” and “self-regulate” their emotions and behaviors, while empowering you to reinforce the “tools” your kids are being taught and practicing.
Tantrums and meltdowns add an enormous amount of stress to even the most loving and educated families. Skilled professionals can help children and teens use better coping skills to communicate their needs, while teaching parents how to prevent or control the amount of damage done by these behaviors.
If you are raising “anxious” kids, don’t tell them how to feel, teach them how to heal. Children and teens who are anxious, often explain how their anxiety feels like they are trapped between mind and body. There are specific skills parents can employ to reduce their child’s anxiety and “tools”, parents must be part of the team to teach them how to manage their emotions.
Don’t let your kid become a technology addict. How much technology use is too much? How can parents know if their child is “addicted” to their “screens”? Children and teens today, will have to use technology as adults, in and out of the workplace, as there is no sign it will be going away anytime soon. The answer is not to take the tech away, the answer is to set reasonable boundaries where parents, not the kids, are in control.
How about other challenges including: organization, time management, avoiding responsibility, friendship, physical exercise, homework and other school related issues, fostering a healthy relationship with money, social media usage and much more.
The Support for Students Growth Center (SSGC) has been a highly professional team of professionals since 2012. We are a team of Master and Doctoral Level Certified Special Educators, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Certified Behaviorists who treat the Social, Academic, Behavioral and Developmental needs of students ages 4 – 20’s and provide support and training for their families and other professionals.