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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