Chapter 1: All Children Need Help

Crisis and Growth: Helping Your Troubled Child
by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr.

Chapter 1: All Children Need Help

Betsy won’t give up the bottle. Will I have to let her go to kindergarten with it.

Tommy is just impossible! Everything he does is wrong and he does it on purpose! He’s a bad boy!

Pete is always playing with matches. I’m afraid he’s going to burn the house down.

Melinda didn’t seem to care when her grandmother died. She didn’t even cry. Now she hardly misses her. It doesn’t seem right; she loved her grandmother so much.

Anita is so unhappy. She won’t talk to me about it. What have I done wrong?

Alex fights all the time. He can’t seem to get along well with the other boys at all.

Neal still wets the bed. His grandmother says he’ll grow out of it. But it worries me.

Jack took some money out of my purse the other day. At this rate he’ll become a juvenile delinquent!

Carla took too many pills the other night. I can’t understand what she’s got to worry so much about.