Is your child behaving in a way that worries you? Our pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley in Weston, and Medfield, MA share signs below that let you know child behavior consultations are a good step to take.

When to Be Concerned About Your Child’s Behavior

Everyone has a bad day – even a bad month, from time to time. And children are no exception. Several different things are going on in their bodies that can impact their moods. They might get into an argument with their best friend, be struggling with school assignments, or even overhear an argument between their parents.

Any of these incidents can cause them to act out or even withdraw from loved ones. So if you’re noticing some bad moods here and there, it might not be anything serious to be concerned about.

However, there are other times when it could be something deeper, and it’s important that parents know how to recognize the difference. With that in mind, the following are some signs that indicate child behavior consultations with the experts at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley in Weston, and Medfield, MA are a wise idea.

  • Talks about or tries to hurt themselves or others
  • Excessive fears, especially when these fears keep them up at night or interfere with their daily activities
  • Has trouble sitting still or is hyperactive
  • Carries out dangerous behaviors
  • Gets angry when you give your attention to a sibling, perhaps acting aggressively in response
  • Terrified of being separated from you, especially once they’re no longer toddlers
  • Refusal to hang out, talk to or play with anyone

Not all of the signs here are automatically a sign of an issue. For example, if they have trouble sitting still often, they might just not be stimulated enough. Not wanting to hang out with others – well, everyone goes through phases of liking to be alone.

The most important thing is recognizing these behaviors and talking to someone about them. With some issues, professionals only find them troubling if they’ve been going on for a long time.

Other issues, such as harming themselves, need to be addressed quickly. By talking about any signs you notice with your pediatrician, you can get a much better understanding of what is going on and whether it’s cause for concern.

Contact Us Today

If you’re noticing signs that make you uncomfortable or have you up all night worrying, contact the experts at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley in Weston, and Medfield, MA for child behavior consultations. You can reach the Weston office at (781) 736-0040 or the Medfield office at (508) 359-9200.