How do you know when your child's behavior should be discussed with your
child's Primary Care Physician (PCP)? Akron Children's Hospital has a short video
about when you might need to raise your concerns to the child's
pediatrician. The video addresses warning signs, common concerns, and
when/why children may be referred for specialist treatment.
Remember, control over one's emotions is a developmental process. Just
like some children are slower to walk, some children need extra time to
learn impulse control, anger management and patience. Working with a
professional such as counselor
or a psychologist
can give your child the "emotional tutoring" they need to learn to manage their behavior.
What if I don't agree with my PCP's recommendation?
you can always get a second opinion from a different PCP if you don't
agree with your PCP's assessment or if he/she won't refer you to a
Have more questions?
If you would like to talk to someone before contacting your PCP or
school, please call or email today!