Peer Relationship ISSUES

What to do when you feel you have lost control of your teen?

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) explains the importance of positive childhood relationships and those we have as adults: “In children, peer relationships develop emotional skills such as problem solving, empathy, collaboration and a wide range of social functioning skills.” Dr. Mike Dadson adds, “In contrast, negative peer relationship can adversely affect their social skills.”

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) explains, “Before a relationship between individuals can be understood, it is important to recognize and acknowledge that each person has different life experiences, coping skills, reactions or a response to various situations or stressors in life.”

Further, there are times in life where different opinions, ideas, opportunities, tragedies or adversities can negatively affect your social relationships . When this happens it is not uncommon to develop maladaptive patterns. These are negative communication patterns resulting from the need to adapt or adjust after a sickness, a trauma event, a major change in life, or habits from childhood.

In children, peer relationships develop emotional skills such as problem solving, empathy, collaboration and a wide range of social functioning skills

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson)

How does Dr. Dadson assist teens and children with peer relationship issues?

During counselling with Dr. Mike Dadson, you can learn adaptive behaviors to change these old negative patterns, responses, or reactions, and replace them with productive ways of coping and responding. With adequate coping skills, you have the opportunity for happier and more fulfilling relationships. Dr. Dadson can provide options through counselling to support this change.

Dr. Michael Dadson is dedicated to helping his clients deal with and overcome their difficult experiences and challenges in life.


5 Links that Explain the Importance of Peer Relationships:

Family Adversity, Positive Peer Relationships, and Children’s Externalizing Behavior

A Longitudinal Perspective on Risk and Resilience M. Criss( 2002) et al.,|Child Development |

Pathways of Peer Relationships from Childhood to Young Adulthood

J.Lansford(2014)et al.,|Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Positive Peer Relationships

Greater Good in Education

Early Childhood Mental Health

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University | In Brief

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