Worried About Child Behavior Problems?

What child behavior problems worry you? Some child problems are easily resolved. Other behavior problems in children are more serious. Parents are upset and worried and don't know where to turn. Their child is experiencing difficulty in one or more areas of concern (e.g. at school, in the community or with behavioral, social and/or emotional issues).

Exploring Child Behavior Problems

  1. What child behavior problem worries me?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most serious, how would you rate this problem? 
  3. How long has this problem been of concern?
  4. What do you think contributes to it?
  5. What have you done to solve the problem and how successful have your strategies been?
  6. Do you wonder if this problem is serious or something the child will outgrow?
  7. Where do you need help and what kind of support do you feel you need?
  8. Do you think you and/or your child could benefit from the expertise of a child psychologist?

Consider Professional Support If the Following Apply

  1. You rated the child behavior problem that worries you as serious (you rated it 7 or more out of 10).
  2. The problem has been ongoing and nothing you have done seems to work.
  3. You are unsure of whether the problem is serious or not, and you want to discuss your concerns with a psychologist.
  4. Stress in one or more areas of the child's life (e.g. family problems or problems at school, with other children or in the community) is contributing to the behavior problem that worries you.
  5. The child behavior problem is contributing to significant stress in the child and/or in the parents and family.
  6. You feel you need help to address the child or adolescent problem that worries you. You can't do it on your own and you feel a psychologist can help.

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, contact Dr. O'Connor to find out which of her services or products can help. Describe the problem you want to solve, or ask about one of her products or services.

Dr. O'Connor will advise what supports she thinks might help. If she feels she cannot help, she will suggest further support which you can obtain in your community or elsewhere.

Remember, "Understanding the Problem is the Key to Solving It." Dr. O'Connor's psychological assessments increase understanding of child problems and how to help.