Behavioral health: When do you bring up your child’s behavior and emotions with their doctor?

From temper tantrums to trouble with schoolwork, many children experience difficulty with their behavior and emotions at some point in time. Sometimes, this is a normal part of growing up, but behavioral difficulties can be signs of potentially serious health problems like depression and anxiety. Health care providers can help parents and children with strategies to manage their behavior and emotions, but only if parents bring these concerns to their attention.

We asked parents of children across the U.S. about their experiences managing behavioral and emotional concerns for their children. When did parents decide to bring it up with their children’s doctors – or why did they decide NOT to bring it up?

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What do you think?
Do you talk to your child’s doctor about behavioral concerns? Share your experiences in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter @MottNPCH.