Family Therapy Ottawa Addresses Issues Raised by Recently Released Study on Children’s Development

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A new study suggests that childhood may shape adult personality traits more than previously realized. For this reason, Family Therapy Ottawa is giving away free consultation calls for parents interested in child therapy or parenting counseling.

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Family Therapy Ottawa is giving away consultations after a newly released study raised a lot of questions for parents. According to a recently released study from Concordia University, the opinion of children’s friends may be a good determining factor on how the child will be when they grow up. The study had children complete peer evaluations that assessed aggression, likeability, and social withdrawal in order to predict adulthood personality traits. Twenty years later, a follow-up survey was completed which measured these adulthood personality traits. According to the results, the initial evaluation predicted accurate outcomes.

What does this mean for parents? The role of childhood interaction and development is the foundation to shaping the child’s future—even their personality traits. These traits can determine their potential for success and happiness. For this reason, any behavioral issues or childhood trauma should be address immediately instead of waiting until they are a fully developed adult.

At Family Therapy in Ottawa, they specialize in bringing families closer together, and addressing any issues the family may be struggling with. They have a child therapist on staff that specializes in dealing with child therapy, and will be able to help children work through their issues. They offer play therapy, which is a great way to allow children to express their feelings through something that feels natural for them.

If the study from Concordia University shows us anything, it’s that our childhoods do shape our lives and futures. For parents struggling with parenting challenges, Family Therapy in Ottawa also offers parenting counseling to address the needs of children and how to handle the difficult moments as a parent. For more information on child therapy, parenting counseling, or other Family Therapy services, visit or call (613) 287-3799 to get a free consultation and find out if therapy may be right for your family.

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