Kelly Center Personal Counseling Services
Guidelines for Helpful Interactions
Once you identify that your child is experiencing a pattern of symptoms, you must decide whether or not to confront them. Below are some guidelines if you choose to speak with your child about your concerns:
- Make them feel comfortable by talking in private.
- Express your concerns in a direct, straightforward manner.
- Listen carefully to your child's concerns.
- Avoid criticizing or sounding judgmental.
- Determine whether a referral to the Kelly Center would be beneficial.
- Remember that your child has a right to accept, think over or refuse your recommendations.
If your child resists help and you are still concerned, it may be helpful to discuss your concerns with a member of the Kelly Center staff.