The behavioral problems in children relate to emotional, physical, and physiological development. The common behavioral issues include threats of violence, snoring in class, disturbing others, physical aggression, blaming others, and telling lies, etc.
These behavioral problems become a barrier to academic and professional careers in the future.
It is the primary parents’ and teachers’ responsibility to deal with behavioral problems appropriately. Unfortunately, many parents don’t find effective ways to deal with child behavioral problems. So this article will cover the practical techniques and tips to deal with behavioral issues in children.
How to Deal with Child Behavioral Problems
The following are the top tips to address children’s behavioral problems.
1. Show Creative Attitude
Creative attitude plays a vital role in developing constructive behavior in children. Patience is an essential quality in the behavior-changing process. Parents must follow these instructions to change the child’s behavior
2. Causes of the Behavioral problems
The most crucial factor is to find out the reason behind the child’s behavioral problem. It helps to solve the behavior problem quickly. Parents must know why the child behaves negatively and the exact reason behind the negative behavior?. Is there a home environmental problem or learning problem behind the child’s antisocial behavior?
There are many behavioral disorders of a child, such as to conduct disorder, anxiety disorder, learning disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
3. Make Effective Strategies
Effective planning is one of the most important factors to fight against child disruptive behaviors. Parents and teachers must think about the best way to deal with a child’s behavioral issues? They should provide positive behavior intervention support to children for developing positive behavior. Parental support plays a vital role in a behavior-changing process.
Parents should find someone secretly, such as volunteers, trainees, or professionals, to monitor the child’s antisocial activities. The observer watches the child’s activities and trays to prevent disruptive behavior inappropriate ways. For example, when a child abuses others, he says, “abuse can heart.” He builds a strong relationship with the child and tray to change antisocial behavior effectively.
5. Psychological Approach
Several behavioral problems belong to the child’s health condition. Parents should discuss the situation with a psychiatrist or psychologist, and they follow the doctor’s suggestions for changing disruptive behavior.
6. Look at the Consequences
Create exciting activities in which children feel comfortable to prevent disruptive behavior. Sometimes aggressive behaviors of parents while preventing the child’s behavioral issue can lead to creating another behavioral problem in children.
7. Encourage Positive Behavior
Parents play a significant role in shaping positive behaviors in children. They are the most influential personalities to prevent negative behaviors in children. So, five parental factors largely contribute to developing a child’s positive behaviors and attitudes of a child.
8. Socio-Economic Characteristics
Socio-economic factor has had significant effects on child behavior. Several studies indicate that the low socio-economic aspect of parents strongly relates to child behavioral problems and conduct disorder. The socio-economic status sincerely links with the child’s abilities and learning performance.
9. Parental Lifestyles
Parents’ lifestyle plays an important role in the development of child behaviors. However, a negative Parent’s lifestyle such as cigarette smoking, use of alcohol strongly relates to many behavior problems in children.
The researcher says that smoking relates to a variety of neurobehavioral difficulties in children, and parent’s smoking during pregnancy also relates to the low birth Wight of a child.
10. Emotional and Mental Health
The poor mental health of parents relates to child behavior problems. Several studies show that the poor mental health of parents has many adverse effects on the social, emotional, and well-being of a child. Poor parental mental health always leads to depression and anxiety, negatively affecting child behavior and development.
11. Couple’s Relationship
The Instability in Parental relationships and conflict between father and mother strongly relate to depression and anxiety in children. Instability in couple relationships has severe effects on the development of child behavior.
Moreover, it is also well established that dyadic anxiety and depression may lead to many behavioral problems in children. These issues are related to antisocial behavior, conduct disorder, emotional issues, poor concentration, poor self-control, cognitive deficits, psychiatric problem, and poor school adjustment.
12. Physical Health
Studies indicate that poor physical/biological maternal weakness has had adverse effects on child development. The poor physical health of parents may lead to several children’s physical and behavioral problems such as low birth weight, anoxia, and prematurity. The parent’s health problems may become the cause of many preschool or post-school problems in children.
In conclusion: The parental role is most important in child behavioral development. Poverty and illiteracy are significant barriers to developing positive behaviors in children. It is the parental and societal responsibility to create an appropriate environment to develop pro-social behaviors in early childhood.
Not The primary theme and ideas of this article are given from this book: “Jake M. Najman, William born, Margaret J. Andersen, Michael O’Callaghan. and Gail M. Williams. Preschool Children and Behavior Problem, Childhood(2000) 7(4): 439–466.”