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Counselling for 7 year old?

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2022Mum1 · 25/09/2022 08:56

my 7 year old daughter is worrying me a little. She’s the eldest so I kept thinking it might be just the case grandparents have spoilt her. But increasingly I’m worried. She hits her younger brother, doesn’t listen to reason, shows very little empathy. She is very sociable and has many friends and I doubt it’s autism as she’s very outgoing. It’s just sometimes I feel she can be selfish. Little brother shares all his toys with her and when she gets in trouble he goes to the naughty step to comfort her but she doesn’t show the same concern for him.

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Yack02 · 25/09/2022 08:59

I don't really see what counselling would achieve. She needs consistent rules, boundaries and consequences for her bad behaviour at home imo.

junebirthdaygirl · 25/09/2022 09:02

Play therapy would probably be best for that age if you are really concerned.

PandaOrLion · 25/09/2022 09:02

Have you read much Daniel Seigal? Especially The Whole Brain Child? I’d really recommend it, and try and implement some of the strategies he recommends.

Im a psychotherapist and I’d also be interested in her perspective of it too.

2022Mum1 · 25/09/2022 09:05

Thank you all. I’ll look into that book I think I saw it in audible a few weeks ago

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Hankunamatata · 25/09/2022 09:13

Play therapy can be great if you get a good therapist. Sh may just be resentful of her younger sisbling.

2022Mum1 · 25/09/2022 09:24

where can I find play therapy? Is there a registered body?

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Kimatthesnug · 03/10/2022 13:13

l have just seen your post and i am sure you have found someone already but just incase you have not The Counselling Directory is a really good place to start

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