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Are Your Child's Emotions and Mood Swings Normal?

Feelings issues in childhood are difficulties with your child’s emotions, self-esteem, or overall sense of well-being. Emotional challenges in childhood indicate a child is struggling with their mental health, wellness, or coping skills. These struggles can occur throughout different phases of life and may or may not cause long-term distress. Your child’s feelings are important, from the first time they can express them to you through adulthood. All children experience some level of sadness and anxiety in life. When these symptoms take over and impact day-to-day functioning, it is important to intervene. In the articles that follow, you will learn about emotional wellness and how to foster it. These articles include topics like meltdowns, mood swings, cognitive distortions, and self-esteem. For general information, view this page.