Children and young people are amazing…
It’s normal for children and young people to experience strong emotions or to behave in ways which others find difficult, particularly as the approach adulthood. It’s part of growing up.
Sometimes, though, they need some extra help. National research suggests that one in four young people will need some additional help at some time in their childhood, because their feelings and behaviours begin to have a significant impact on their well-being and development.
It might be that they have had some particularly challenging or painful life experiences and they are struggling to understand and cope with how these experiences have affected them.
Sometimes there are relationship or communication problems that develop over time. We’re all different, and how we cope with difficulties depends on our personality, our circumstances and experience.