Does your child act out if you feel like they should be responding as though they should be sad or remorseful? If their feelings become hurt do they throw a tantrum instead of coming to you for comfort? If you tell them no or don’t have time to spend with them do they act out or become aggressive? Does your child push you away or not want to spend time with you when you want to spend time with them? If you feel like you are having a hard time bonding with your child and they seem angry and/or aggressive, you have come to the right place.
Sometimes an individual will become angry over something they feel is true, even if evidence proves otherwise. In other words, they are becoming angry over their perception of something they believe is true. An individual could have a hard time attaching to someone if they are insecure about the relationship in some way and display anger in response to other feelings they are having. Many different negative feelings can manifest into anger. Examples of these are shame, irritation, and rejection. An individual may not intend to cause one of these feelings, the recipient may be interpreting or perceiving an action in such a way. This doesn’t mean an individual is a bad parent or a bad person, it means individuals communicate in different ways, process things in various ways, and perceive words and actions in different ways.
Understanding emotions is an important first step. An individual may not even understand what they are feeling. Being able to identify different emotions is significant in managing them and getting to the “why” of the situation. Therapy will help to identify what your child’s perceived threat is and how to best manage it. I will be able to work with your child on coping skills and ways to manage their emotions. I am able to work with your child to increase communication and the feeling of unity and attachment within your family.
Maybe you are tired of trying to constantly bond with your child and feeling a bit rejected yourself. Maybe you feel like you are doing something wrong. Maybe you feel a need to help your child become happy and mentally healthy and increase positivity within your family. Maybe you want your family to feel like a cohesive unit instead of individuals just cohabitating in the same house sometimes fighting and not really being happy. Call or make an appointment online today.
Kristi Quattrochi, MSW, PLMHP, PCMSW
1001 South 70th St. Suite 225
Lincoln, NE 68510 Phone: 402-325-0117 Ext. 14