Child Behavioral Problems

Dr. Purushothaman
October 6, 2013

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next."
~Franklin P. Jones

One of the most complicated challenges faced by many of the parents today is children behavioral problems. What to do with it? How can it deal effectively? Parents need better guidance in this area? At first, it is very important to know your child, the changes in which he/she passes through during each stage of development. But I know many of the parents who come to talk with don't have any idea about the changes and how to adopt it. To master over parental skills you don't required to mug up all the child psychological studies but having sound idea about would be a great help to deal your child.

What is Child Psychology? As you know child psychology is a branch of psychology, which focuses on children especially their behaviour, emotional & social development, mental & physical changes etc. This area of study eventually substantiates that a child is not a smaller version of adult but different in thought and action, which is wholly different from what we had been thinking for years.
Children's behavioral problems are often multi-faceted and a range of factors such as social context, age, adaptive abilities of family, and temperament affect them. Some of the common behavioral problems in children are:
• Psychological Disorders (Disorders in emotion, behavior & physical function)
• Habit Disorders (Thumb Sucking, Nail Biting, Hair Pulling, Hitting/biting themselves, etc)
• Anxiety Disorder (Anxiety & Fearfulness)
• Disruptive Behavior (Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder)
• Sleeping Disorder

The role of a parent is vital in all the stages of child development. Sometimes these disorders can occur as part of natural development at the early stages. But if you feel your child is having a behavioral or emotional problem, save the child by taking the help of a child psychologist.

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