Child's behavior


            I   -The Different Types of Behavior Problems for the Child

                                    A/ Temper Tantrums

  Tantrums are a normal part of development. They happen most between ages 1 and 3 years, but as so many of us know, some kids are huge tantrum throwers, and some are not. Many children have more tantrums prior to and around the time of language development. Before kids are fully verbal, they’re frustrated, and in that sense of frustration or hunger or dissatisfaction, tantrums can be an easy way for kids to try to get what they need.

                                    B/ Anger or Aggressive Child

        Anger is an emotion that is caused by frustration. Aggression means trying to hurt a person or to destroy property.  Anger is a temporary emotional state caused by frustration; aggression is often an attempt to hurt a person or to destroy property. ... In other words, in looking at aggressive behavior in children, we must be careful to distinguish between behavior that indicates emotional problems and behavior that is normal aggression, and actually healthy. Children who are angry and aggressive need support and coaching to help them manage their behavior and responses in the classroom, on the playground, with friends, and at home.Although many children have occasional outbursts of anger and aggression, the children who consistently have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors are the ones who need support in developing social skills.


   Biting is a very common behavior among children, which means there are a lot of concerned parents out there. You are not alone. The good news is that there is a lot that parents and caregivers can do to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate biting. Children bite in order to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. For example, your child may be biting to express a strong feeling (like frustration), communicate a need for personal space (maybe another child is standing too close) or to satisfy a need for oral stimulation. Example: From Zero to Three: Chew on this:responding to toddlers who bite includes information on do's and don't,prevention, how to respond, and when to seek help.

                II- How can I change my child's problem behaviors?

                      1/     Tips for Changing the Children’s Problem Behaviors

If there are lots of behaviors you want to change, start by focusing on one or two of the most bothersome or dangerous ones. Don't try to make too many changes all at once.  They are many tips for changing the children’s problem behaviors:

   - Let your child make some decisions by giving them acceptable choices.  For example, ask, “Do you want cereal or toast for breakfast today?” or let them choose between the red or blue pants.

   - Make sure you have realistic expectations for your toddler’s behavior.  Teaching toddlers good behavior is handled alittle differently from school-age kids.

   - Have a few positively stated rules, and explain the reasons behind them. 

   - Make sure your child understands the results of breaking the rules.

    -Use natural and logical consequences for problem behavior in parenting preteens and young teens. The purpose here is to get kids to make the right decision, not to bend them to your will. Be patient—it may take time for you to see results.

   - Be firm and kind.Follow through on the natural and logical consequences.  Consequences are best if they are immediate and consistent.

   - Catch your child being good, and tell them you noticed. 

    -  Use descriptive praise.  For example, describe what you see:  “Wow, this room is so neat.  I see all the toys put away, and no one even had to remind you!”, rather than evaluating with praise like “You’re a good boy; good job cleaning up!”

-Learn how temperament affects kids’ behavior.  If you know your child’s temperament, you can help them relate better in the world, and be sensitive in how you respond to them.  This understanding can help improve behavior.


2/ the Pediatrician

     A pediatrician is a doctor who manages the health of your child, including physical, behavior, and mental health issues. He's trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses -- from minor health problems to serious diseases. Pediatricians have an education that gives them special skills to take care of your child's health. The parents should talk to your pediatrician about a referral to a professional if your child is doing things that are dangerous, harmful, or disrespectful to people or property.  If you see changes in your child’s behavior or physical symptoms, like headaches or trouble with eating or sleeping, get help.  Your child may have an attention,behavior or disruptive disorder, and need help. Problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and op positional defiant disorder require treatment by a health care professional.      



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