All children can be naughty, impulsive and defiant from time to time which is perfectly normal! However some children have extremely challenging behavior that are outside the norm and very alarming for parents and professionals!
Diagnosing those behavioral disorders is a critical step in the child’s recovery! Parents should take note of behavioral issues that last longer than several weeks. By keeping track of unusual or problematic behavior, adults can help a child get early assessment and intervention for any serious emotional or behavioral concerns.
You can start Looking for signs of constant defiance, aggressive behavior, hostility towards authority and difficulties at school! If you notice one or more of the above symptoms, it is crucial to seek professional council from a psychologist! Early treatment is vital for a full recovery.
Understanding the root causes of behavior problems in children is critical to ensuring proper treatment.One must bear in mind that Each child is unique and must be treated as such. What explains behavior problems in one, may not in another. What treatment works for one, may not work for another.
Some children exhibit this type of defiant behavior because of a stress factor in their lives such as child abuse! As explained by Psychologist ” Nadine Shehade – van HARTEN” on our Show today, abused or battered children might develop certain disorders and unusual behavior. It is then important to know how to deal with these children!
Things to remember
- Some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age.
- These problems can result from temporary stressors in the child’s life, or they might represent more enduring disorders. The most common disruptive behaviour disorders include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Boys are more likely than girls to suffer from behavioural disorders.
- Treatment options include parent management training, cognitive behaviour therapy, medication and treatment for associated problems.
And do not forget to report Child abuse whenever you see it by calling 1714!
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