If your family is faced with the problem of raising a child and the help of a child psychologist is required, keep this in mind. It is you, the parents, who need to take an active part in the life of the child and in every possible way support him in a difficult moment. Therefore, it is advisable to communicate with the child more often, walk with him, arrange holidays for him, and especially play together, even if it is difficult for you to set aside time for this. The game is not just entertainment, but a way to explore the world, try on different situations and develop your own view of the world around you. You need to be involved in this process.
What does a child psychologist ask for advice?
The interaction of a child psychologist in consultation with parents usually begins with an introductory conversation and a discussion of the problem with which they addressed. Personal data about the child and basic information about the family at this stage is very important, so try to give complete and honest answers. You will be asked about the date of birth of the child, the features of pregnancy and childbirth, about the living and parenting conditions. It often seems that such questions have nothing to do with the problem, but in psychology there are situations when even the most insignificant details have a strong influence on the child.
How do parents interact with a psychologist in the process of working with a child?
When parents come to a consultation with a child psychologist, they usually fill out a questionnaire. Her questions relate to childbirth and child development, relationships in the family, at school (kindergarten), etc. At a first meeting, the child psychologist finds out the request of the parents and / or child, diagnoses using testing or games, and provides the results to the parents. Next, a child psychologist tells you how many meetings you need to achieve a result. If the parents agree to work and perform certain household tasks, the child psychologist begins to work with the child according to the following scheme: three meetings with the child and the fourth with the parents (parent). It is needed so that both a child psychologist and parents can sum up the interim result. During this time, parents already have a number of additional questions that need to be discussed with a psychologist and outline a further way to work.