The Most Common Problems Your Child Will Face In Their Lifetime

Every child will face issues in their life and, as parents, we can’t expect to be able to protect them from everything. 

Every child will face issues in their life and, as parents, we can’t expect to be able to protect them from everything.
There will come a time when your child will need to deal with some things, some harder than others. Thankfully, most of the problems are pretty common and they can be sorted out with parental and sometimes more professional help.
Here are some of the most common problems your child will face in their life.
1. Bullying
Unfortunately, a lot of kids are affected by bullying at some point in their lives and they must (with support) face it. Bullying is on the rise, and unfortunately, the bullying that was confined to the school playground is now with your child at all times, thanks to the rise in cyber-bullying.
2. Peer pressure
There will always be a pressure to fit and kids are no different. Peer pressure is a huge thing and a lot of kids follow suit out of fear of being jeered. It will take a huge amount of strength for your child to make a stand and not fall into a trap of doing something stupid. This is easier said than done.
3. Not liking the teacher
School brings lots of changes and most of the time your child will love their teacher but sometimes they won’t, and this is worrying for them and you. For whatever reason, your child can take a dislike to a teacher and it may spell a difficult year, but it is a common problem. Not a nice one though.
4. Homework woes
Most kids hate homework and, depending on the day and their mood, it may make them incredibly agitated and stressed. Lots of parents complain about the stress homework causes at home and how it upsets their kids. However, as it is still part of the school day there is little parents can do except help their kids each day with it.
5. Inability to fit in
One of the biggest fear’s kids have is “fitting in” and parents, worry about this too. We all know the importance of being part of a group and feeling appreciated but sometimes kids lose out on finding their place.
6. Losing friends
Kids will make friends easily, but they will also lose them just as easily. It will cause your child a huge amount of worry and upset as they will love their friend and not know how to continue without them as their pal. In most cases, they will make friends again and live happily ever after, but this may not happen either.
7. Mourning a loved one
No one wants to think about this, but most children will not get past their childhood without losing someone they love. Whether it is their granny, grandma, aunt, dog or cat, losing people is something everyone must deal with at some point in their life. It is devastatingly sad, and it is hard for kids to show their grief and sadness. Some kids handle things better than others and it is vital parents are mindful of their children when they are grieving someone they love.

Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes is a busy mum to two girls aged 17 and 11 and is married to her childhood sweetheart.

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