Fill­ing the gap


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A child psy­chol­o­gist pro­vides coun­selling sup­port on re­la­tion­ship prob­lems, fam­ily-linked de­pres­sion is­sues, exam-re­lated anx­i­ety and learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties such as dyslexia. Assess­ing a young per­son can be an ex­tremely com­pli­cated task and psy­chi­a­trists have to de­pend on mul­ti­ple sources such as par­ents or other care givers to get to the root cause of the prob­lem faced by their pa­tients. Fam­ily and aca­demic mat­ters of­ten cause com­mo­tion in a child’s life. There­fore, coun­sel­lors of­ten need to coun­sel par­ents. They have to work with pae­di­a­tri­cians too at times to see if phys­i­cal ail­ments are the cause of the men­tal prob­lems. Child coun­selling is an up­com­ing field and one of the big­gest ar­eas that can fa­cil­i­tate and com­pli­ment rou­tine ed­u­ca­tion. Coun­sel­lors should have em­pa­thy and the abil­ity to bal­ance the par­ents’ view­point with the child’s view­point. Far-sighted vi­sion and sen­si­tiv­ity are also im­por­tant at­tributes Open-mind­ed­ness and ob­jec­tiv­ity to deal with the child neu­trally Sen­si­tive and non-in­tru­sive


Guid­ing light: A child psy­chol­o­gist pro­vides coun­selling on is­sues re­lated to fam­ily, re­la­tion­ships and ca­reer

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