TNG's kid episodes were usually not very good; I like "Rascals" and "The Offspring", but the writers really struggled to portray children stories in a convincing manner. (Maybe this is a personal blind spot, and a child would feel differently.)
This one is particularly annoying. "The Bonding" and "Hero Worship" were at least about the relationship between a cast member and a kid - here Clara Sutter dominates the episode. I don't blame the child actor, who does a pretty good job. But the story is quite ho hum, with yet another "energy life form" threatening to destroy the ship.