Dealing with toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children can leave a parent feeling stressed out, tired, and frustrated. Over the past several years, a number of studies have shown a rise in behavior problems among children. Behavioral problems among children, parents seem to have a hard time controlling their children. There is a behavioral problem such as physical and verbal aggression, disruptive destruction, self-injury and noncompliance. Challenging behaviors are on of the strongest predictors of more serious problems, as kids grow older.
I. Understanding Children’s Behavior
A. Difficult circumstances contribute to emotional and behavioral problems in young children. Parents don’t happen to know that a child can have behavioral problems when there is no attention paid to them.
1. Lack of consistent nurturing care can lead to behavior problems either at home or school. 2. Trauma of any kind will also lead to behavior problems. 3. Violence in the home will definitely create behavior problems within a child’s life in school and at home.
B. The need for early intervention, and understanding development and temperament in order to help children become more resilient and the importance of the caregiver/child relationship as the foundation of all behavior change. 1. An individual's temperament is his or her style of behavior. 2. Temperament describes the way in which an individual behaves or does something, not the action he or she carries out.
3. Temperament, as an individual variation, can be a significant factor in identification as having an emotional/behavioral disorder
II. Methods to help children cope with difficult circumstances A. Good relationships and communication help develop emotional health.
1. Short-term methods for controlling behavior are a good way to learn on how to control your child even for a moment.
2. Methods to help children feel calm and safe can help with their behavioral