Silence of children, what lies behind it?

Silence of children, what lies behind it?

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You have often heard about your child saying "he is quieter than the wires". You started to get used to even his introverted nature and lack of communication, but he still seems to hide more than that. He does not laugh, does not cry, does not speak, does not scream, simply has no reaction and is a prisoner of silence. Find out the most common explanations behind a silent child!

Sometimes children can stay for days without uttering too many words, than strictly necessary. You try hard to find out what the problem is, but if they do not speak and you do not read thoughts, it is difficult to realize what lies behind this silent state. Sometimes the reasons are simple and not a cause for concern, but at other times they are serious and pose problems in their development.

One of the reasons why he may have long periods of silence is the fact that the little boy sometimes plays with himself and needs peace and concentration. Or you can play with his imaginary friends, very common at an early age and a normal part of developing a healthy child.

Silence as a form of manifestation of sadness and suffering

But most of the reasons why the child is silent and has no reactions hang around the house or kindergarten or school or even both. If the child feels too much stress around him, in the environment in which he lives and activates, he can choose not to speak anymore.

Give it a look, if you have the impression that everything that annoys parents (they also come from the criticisms and accusations of parents often addressed to him) then plunges into the universe of silence.

If there is a recent move in which the child is uprooted from the places where he was born and lived most of the time this can mark him and create a state of anxiety and resentment, and silence is only a way to express the state to his interior.

If children are bullied or feel intimidated, threatened at kindergarten or school, children can isolate themselves and withdraw and choose not to speak as a way of expressing their suffering. Instead of crying, screaming and shaking, the little ones retreat into a corner of silence.

The abused child (emotionally, physically, sexually) is a traumatized child, who suffers profoundly at times because he does not understand, at other times because he knows that "it is bad" for him, but he can not cope alone with how he feels and lives.

Family tensions, divorce, separation of parents, physical violence - all of them put their mark on the child, even if it is indirectly involved in the conflict. The child hears, sees, feels and manifests even if not in the clearest way. It is never too small to suffer. If you do not know how to express your emotions, choose to shut up!

How do you recognize a child suffering in silence?

The silent child who suffers and who hides deep inner problems is a child who often becomes ill. It is prone to multiple common conditions or not. This is the way his body looks like he is suffering, the way the child "communicates" his suffering, when he cannot verbally. The common symptoms of these children are: "

  • belly pains;

  • dizziness;

  • headache;

  • vomiting;

  • fever etc.

How do you help the child?

First, arm yourself with patience and try to take small steps, but be sure to try to establish a communication bridge with your little one. Talk to him and try different verbal ways to help him express what he feels, what bothers him and what bothers him. It may take some time, but you will find the right channel of communication. Make sure you are always willing to talk to him when he feels ready.

If you cannot make progress, call a child psychologist.

Tags Children Emotions Sorrow children sadness