Getting A Withdrawn Child To Talk ~ Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: Getting A Withdrawn Child To Talk 

“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” -James 3:13-

Children are products of what they see, much more than the products of what they are told. Being exposed to violence in their homes or society, harsh behaviors, separations, verbal abuse, and/or other negative vices that they may not be able to handle, they tend to withdraw from the society. This can also lead to complex issues.
As parents, our aim is to be of help to our children, helping them through stages that seem difficult for them to go through on their own. Withdrawal in children may be as a result of their temperament or a result of events they had to go through. Either way, you must carefully help that child through it by using the following methods; although not limited to this:

• Pay special interest in that child. In doing this, you must be careful not to stalk him/her, but be concerned about his daily routine, relationships, and school work. Basically, pay attention to all of his/her events of the day. It helps you uncover the root cause of this withdrawal, which may have been unknown; and with this, the problem is half- solved. Once the source is discovered, you can now device various means to tackle the issue.

• Communicate with the child with understanding. Let him/her know that you know what they are going through and you are willing to help. Children who naturally feel cared for usually tend to open up. Make the child see reasons why you can be trusted by not letting a third party in on your conversations. Don’t expect trust, build it.

• Take it to the altar of prayer. This is because everything that will be a success strives on prayer. Prayer answers and changes things! Pray for a healthy emotion for that child, pray for peace, as well as the company the child keeps. More so, daily feed the child with the Word. You might not know how far your words and constant encouragement according to scriptures can build a child’s self esteem.

Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria. 

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