Learn about children’s behavioural issues to be the best educator, parent and carer you can be. As a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, Dr Chris Wever helps children, schools, parents, and educators overcome behavioural issues early on. Leave this heartfelt conversation feeling empowered to recognise signs in young children today for a better tomorrow.
So what’s this episode really about
- The difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist; it may be different than you think!
- The reasons why children might visit a psychiatrist and the depression, anxiety, autism, and ADHD symptoms plus other signs to look for.
- A deep dive into how medications may help children with their behavioural issues.
Why you should listen
If you’re seeing children in your home or classroom with capacity issues, it’s time to seek the help they deserve. In this episode, Meg and renowned Psychiatrist Dr Chris Wever discuss important lessons you can use today to help the young children in your life thrive into adulthood. You’ll also learn about medications from a psychiatrist’s perspective, what it means to provide a safe space for children to talk, and how to avoid secondary problems in children later in life. Get confident in looking for behavioural issues so you can truly make a difference in young people’s lives today.
- Look for distress and/or disability in a child’s behaviour as a red flag to seek help.
- Get help early to avoid layering secondary problems in children.
- Set realistic expectations and be aware that every child is different.
- Give children a safe space to talk about their issues.
You can quote us on that…
“Look at all the possibilities, and be able to revise your thinking.”Dr Chris Wever
“Often a child is not functioning well because of a capacity problem, not because they’re ‘naughty’.”Dr Chris Wever
“If schools are struggling, we need to understand why the child is causing that problem.”Dr Chris Wever
Want to learn more?
The learning doesn’t have to stop here. Get your free dose of wellbeing education in your inbox with Meg’s Thought Of The Week. Click here to subscribe.
Loved this episode?
The best way you can support The School of Wellbeing podcast is by sharing this episode with your family, friends and other big-hearted humans in your life! Click here to subscribe and share.
Like what you hear?
Please leave me a review – I love a gold star as much as the next teacher! Click here to review The School of Wellbeing Podcast.
Hi, I'm Meg!
B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP
I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.
Join me on Social Media
is just five steps away.
Download my 5-step guide to more energy
for the ultimate wellbeing action plan.