How to Help Your Kids With Behavioural Issues
Updated: 4 days ago
Suppose your child has been struggling with behaviour issues. In that case, it can become very
overwhelming for both you and your child to deal with them effectively. It can be very
frustrating for some parents to try to help correct their children's negative behaviours. Even
more challenging when they don't know where to start dealing with them.
To help your kids effectively with behavioural issues, you will need to have a basic understanding
of what causes them. You will also need to recognize the different problematic behaviours to
choose the most effective strategy to handle and diminish them.
If you are the parent of a child with behavioural issues and want to know how you help them and
get a better overall understanding of what they are experiencing, and continue reading.
What Are Child Behavior Issues?
It's common for children to be defiant with adults and argue with authority figures from time to
time. However, suppose those problematic behaviours begin to take over and become a constant
issue. In that case, it may point towards something more than child rebellion—a behaviour
Behaviour disorders can be challenging to deal with and potentially hold back a child from
learning and developing into normally functioning adults. They are characterized by problematic
behaviours that aren't normal for a child's age, grow worse with time, and continue occurring for
long periods of time.
Disruptive behaviour disorders are also sometimes referred to as externalizing disorders because they cause children to act out and display unwanted behaviours.
Common Child Behavior Disorders
The most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorders in children are attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder
The diagnosis of one of these behaviour disorders is a long process. It can be difficult because all
three disorders share similar symptoms. It's also possible for a child to have more than one
disorder at a time.
Alternative diagnoses that may display similar symptoms are mood disorders, emotional issues,
substance abuse, or trouble with family at home.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
It's thought that about two to five per cent of children have ADHD. Boys are three times more
likely to have ADHD than girls. Here are some behaviours associated with ADHD:
● Trouble concentrating