Millions of children in the world suffer from behavior related problems. Some of these behavior problems in children are general, some are psychological, while some other problems are anxiety related. Whether a child has a behavior problem is decided by his actions like the way of presenting himself before other people and also by considering the factors like age, social and cultural surroundings, emotional development of the child and physical condition of the child.
Behavior Problems – Overview
There may be reasons behind certain behavior patterns of children which may remain unknown for a long time. One reason for such behavioral problems in children is the casual attitude of the parents and other elders associated with the child. Sometimes, parents give a particular instruction and then immediately change it causing a lot of confusion in the mind of the children. It is very important for parents to be very clear and precise about their expectations from children. Creating a big issue out of a small mistake can make the children over aggressive and quarrelsome. Elders should use good language while communicating with children and also with each other. As children follow and imitate their elders blindly in their young age. The environment at home and school has a direct effect on the behavior of the children, as they spend most of their time at these two places. So, keeping this thing in mind, parents and teachers should try their level best to provide safe and protective environment which will not cause any behavior problems in children.
Punishing the child by hitting or by using any such violent means, should be strictly avoided. You can give the children some real life examples to teach them what is right and what is wrong. Give your child time to understand, as the power to interpret taught things in children is lower than that in adults. Many adults do not realize this, which makes their kids angry, short-tempered and impatient. Shouting at children and enforcing a very strict discipline and routine can make the kids rebellious. Let your child learn the ways of behaving in home and in public slowly and steadily. Meditation and playing indoor and outdoor games can prevent and reduce the behavior problems in children. These things help to increase the energy and concentration levels which are the most essential things to curb the behavioral problems in children. Take special efforts to ensure that the health of your child is fine by giving good, healthy and nutritious food as children suffering from diseases and health related issues have more behavior problems as compared to the ‘fit and fine’ kids. You need to understand child psychology and try and behave as per the kid’s wish most of the times. Consult a child psychologist or a pediatrician if the situation goes out of your control. The child psychologist will suggest you various ways to improve the situation by good child care.
Some Common Behavior Problems in Children
Mood swings is the most prominent of the various behavior problems in children. Children, in general are very moody and react in an abusive or aggressive way if something happens against their wish. At this point, it is your duty to explain the child the truth and how he should have ideally handled the situation. Many toddlers are afraid of meeting and interacting with strangers. There are examples of children who are not comfortable in talking to strangers even if they enter their teenage. Only the parents can help the children in this regard. Throwing tantrums, child abuse, hair pulling, emotional and mental illnesses, fear of going to schools or school phobia, drug abuse, cruelty, biting others, day dreaming, cheating, bullying and habit of worrying are some of the behavioral problems in children, which need to be treated at the right time.
There have been many greats, who had behavior problems in their childhood. Your child can become one of them and live a life, free from the behavior related problems if you take keen interest and efforts.