In the developmental life span of human beings, child/adolescent phase is more critical for development than other phases though all have their equal importance.The physical and mental development are rapid during childhood to adolescence.For adolescent’s school life or college life can be demanding, challenging and even stressful.There could be adjustment issues, peer pressures, decisions to make regarding career choices, body image and sexuality issues, expectations from parents, relationship issues or making friends etc.The adolescent phase itself is marked by change and turbulence At the same time, psychological well-being and mental health are result of the interaction between the environment and the genetics which help in the development of the personality of an individual.
During this formative years as children and then as adolescents, they tend to acquire many habits which are more difficult to change at a later stage or in adult years. Since today’s children are tomorrow’s future, it becomes very crucial to make these formative years as healthy as possible, so that they develop the right kind of attitude, habits, traits and stability. It is a well-known fact that children not only develop many habits during these formative years, they also tend to develop many problems which if not corrected at the right time may hinder and impact their adult life and create serious problems.
Children are sensitive beings and one needs to be very careful when handling them. So, at Threewaves we employ various techniques and tools to conduct the assessment. Some are: direct assessment, indirect assessment and assessment using play way methods, etc.
The experiences of the child/adolescent should be such that they equip the child/ adolescent with the right attitudes, values and skills that make him/her healthy in all aspects and contribute to the society. If parents or teachers feel there is abnormality in the child, timely intervention saves the child/adolescent from unforgettable experiences which may have a scar for life.
A small amount of change is normal during the teen years, but too drastic or long-lasting change in personality or behaviour may be the signal of child being in trouble. These needs to be addressed with the professional help.If you observe any of these, take immediate help.