Most children and teenagers will experience some difficulties during their first 21 years, but some will find it harder than others.
The prevalence of emotional and behavioural difficulties is very hard to estimate partially due to the difficulty of defining exactly what constitutes this, but the consensus is that it affects between 5-20%, and at least 5% of children.
Around 50% of all school exclusions take place during ages 13-14, showing what a difficult period of transition this can be.
A host of factors can be intertwined to create difficulties, including:
And these can interact with each other to make things worse.
If your child is experiencing difficulties and you would like to discuss them with one of our team, call us on 0203 326 9164 and we can arrange help for you and your child or teenager.