None of us is born knowing how to express our thoughts and feelings. It is something we learn over time. If we adults often struggle to express ourselves appropriately and effectively, how much more difficult it is for our children?
I have seen the problems that arise from difficulty communicating thoughts and feelings: anxiety, depression, defiance, anger, irritability, temper tantrums, self-harm, and more. I have a heart and passion for helping people become more effective communicators. We cannot always change our situations in life: our struggles, our heartaches, our difficulty navigating a hard world…but we can learn to express our needs and ask for help. I have seen great improvement when someone simply learns to say, “I’m sad. I need help.”
You are an expert on your child. Allow me to step in as an expert in development, emotions, and mental health. There is always hope.