How Can You Help Your Child?

When a child struggles, parents anguish.   Is it my fault?  Am I overreacting?  Is it just a phase?  What’s typical?  All are common reactions.

We’re here to listen, explore your situation, answer your concerns and see if there’s a problem that needs more attention. 

We know every situation and every child is unique.  That’s why we partner with you to find the best ways to support your child.  Our goal for helping your child is to build skills and strategies that enable him to reach his full potential. 

How Can You Get Started?

1. Start Small.  Ask a Question. Prevent Problems.

Attend a parent education class, make an appointment for a one-time visit, or get parent coaching to learn how you can be more effective with your child’s challenges.

2. Get Educational Support for Your Child. 

An educational specialist can work with your child on a range of issues affecting learning from academic tutoring/remediation to organization and planning skills. Call 650.688.3625 or email help@chconline.org

3. Get Behavioral, Developmental or Emotional Support for Your Child.

While we advocate evaluation to understand the problem before treating it, sometimes getting help more immediately is the right next step.   

Enroll your child in a school readiness program or set up an appointment with a behavioral specialist, psychologist, occupational therapist or speech-language pathologist. Call 650.688.3625 or email help@chconline.org

4. Find Out the Root Causes of the Problem with a Screening or Evaluation.

Evaluations help you identify the problem before treating it.   Is it learning differences?  Or is it anxiety?  Or is it a combination of both?  An independent evaluation may help you qualify for programs or services. Whatever your situation, evaluations rule out some diagnoses and help us formulate an effective action plan for your child.  Call 650.688.3625 or email help@chconline.org

Read about Our Approach.

Don’t Wait and See

A natural response to emerging problems is to wait and see with the hope that your child will outrgow his problems. We advocate a counterintuitive approach – act now to relax later. Why?

  • Research shows that children who receive intervention for problems struggle far less in later years.
  • Kids who struggle are prone to difficult, risky behaviors.
  • Kids who feel the weight of their struggles are at risk of losing their youthful enthusiasm and self-confidence.
  • Many childhood or adolescent problems left unaddressed can carry forward and have the potential to become more severe in adulthood.
  • We believe in the power of early intervention to alleviate challenges.   At the same time, it’s never too late to get help for your child.  With support, kids are capable of learning skills to overcome or adapt to their problems.  What you do now is an investment in your child’s future.

Call 650.688.3625 or email help@chconline.org