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When To Seek Professional Help For Your Child

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Seek professional help when you think it is needed. Following are some instances that have prompted other people to seek help for a child:

  • A continuous change in a child's mood. We all have a base line emotional state which fluctuates as things happen. Watch for mood changes that persist or are present more than in the past.
  • An ongoing affect on schooling such as poor performance or acting out.
  • A noticeable change in socialization.
  • Focus on illness or death.
  • New or exaggerated behavior.
  • Sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep, getting up at night or sleeping too much.
  • Substantially increased or decreased appetite.

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