"Your school counselor is a trustworthy person that always has time for you, to listen to you, to understand you, and to help you solve your problems"
- Tamar Sevadjian, School Counselor
Oppositional defiant behavior is when a child or teen has a frequent and consistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance, and often vindictiveness towards their parent(s) or other authority figures.
Self-esteem is how children see themselves including what they think of themselves and their ability to do things. Healthy self-esteem is one of the most important characteristics of healthy child development. A child's social, behavioral, and emotional health plays a crucial role in how they handle setbacks, peer pressure, and other challenges throughout life.
It's completely natural for a child to feel shy and it's common for children to feel nervous in new situations or around new people. However, there are some signs that your child’s shyness might be affecting their daily life and they may need help coping with it. Shyness sometimes affects children in their social skills and socialization, in less participation in social activities, fewer friends, a feeling of loneliness, and anxiety.