Teen adolescent counseling School, academic, performance Phoenix, Scottsdale Arizona

A child spends a majority of his life in school. A change in your child’s grades is a huge red flag.

A change in academic performance can be emotional or behavioral. It could be due to an unrecognized learning challenge. It could also be a sign that a child is using drugs.

Children who struggled in the first grade with academics were linked with depressive symptoms in the seventh grade. Poor academic skills can set the tone and the belief for how children view themselves in life. Having little success in school was correlated with having little control of outcomes in life. A risk factor for children and teens feeling they do not have control over important outcomes in their life.

There are many areas that must be explored to find the root of your child’s academic challenges: negative self talk, low self esteem, poor social skills, poor communication skills, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more. An expert with children will be able to get to the root of the issue.

Parents and educators can encourage children and support children in the learning process. Parents can work with their children via homework or set up an IEP or a 504 if applicable to provide the needed support for your child or teen. Focusing on: interpersonal skills, intrinsic qualities, being helpful, teamwork, respect, honesty, hard work, athletics, music, the arts, creativity is very important so”performance” is not the only barometer in your child or teens life.

Focusing on the infinite positive qualities your child can develop outside of getting straight A’s will help boost your child’s sense of self esteem. If your child’s self esteem is strong he/she will feel good about themselves most of the time. Self esteem impacts all aspects of your child and teens life.

Early intervention is vital. If a child is having emotional pain or a learning challenge it is extremely important to address it asap!

Many children and teens struggle with academic performance, turning in

assignments, doing homework, focusing at school and staying on task.

The great news is that the above does not have to be stressful or a

struggle daily .

Children , teens and parents can learn ways through counseling and

therapy to create academic success.

You too can be excited and happy to see your child excel at school. It

can happen rapidly with the right support.

Some parents look for the magic pill” to fix a child and the reality is there is no pill for : time, love, counseling, teaching, behavior modification, learning health habits, problem solving, self esteem development, social skill development and more.

A very well know pediatrician in the US. states that it is to time consuming and too expensive to work with children and teenagers to modify their behaviors so we will modify the kid by giving them prescription drugs and medications.

All psychotropic medications that are stimulants, like Adderal, and Ritalin, can cause aggressive behavior, violent behavior.

A leading Harvard psychiatrist that have expertise in child medications state that these stimulant medications cause atrophy of your child and teen’s brain.

ADHD drugs creates symptoms which may then be treated with compounds like Risperdal, a powerful anti-psychotic, which can cause motor brain damage according experts on

Many medication providers are giving children Adderall without a real ADHD diagnosis so the child can sit still and focus. It is called mind control through drugs.

An article written by the America Psychiatric press states ADHD stimulants] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressivity, anger,, conduct disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning, marital relationships, or long-term adjustment.”

An article in a journal on addiction that was published states the following are potential hazardous side effects of Adderal and Ritalin and other ADHD medications for children and teens: paranoid delusions, paranoid psychosis, manic symptomology, drug induced psychosis, visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations, withdrawal, insomnia, aggressiveness, insomnia, potential for brain damage. This article was published in the international journal of addictions.

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.