Maybe you’re at the grocery store – you don’t even have half of your grocery list done, but it doesn’t matter. Maybe your child saw something they wanted; or perhaps they want to run down every aisle and touch EVERYTHING. It was something unsafe or not appropriate for the setting and now you have an inconsolable child on your hands. This is indeed a common struggle – however, not something that should be happening during every outing your child experiences. If your child is frequently crying in public or having public tantrums, you are probably looking for some ideas on why this behavior is occurring and what you can do to correct it.
One thing that every parent strives towards is having genuine, positive interactions with their children. Thus, a child behaving in ways that intentionally break boundaries can be extremely frustrating. Foul language and defiance is just one way of doing this, but displayed at an extreme level can be very alarming to a parent trying to reinforce respectful behaviors. Learning how to motivate a defiant child to use appropriate behaviors in place of this is one of the first steps in diminishing your child’s use of foul language and defiance.
It takes a village to raise a child; at least, that’s how the popular saying goes. Having a reliable support system is certainly beneficial, if not necessary, in doing so. This is especially true if you have a child that has specific needs due to behavioral issues. One of the first places (outside of family) that have a huge impact on your child is their school. Learning and growing in a safe and healthy environment is something that a child deserves, and a parent expects. So, how do you know if your child’s school is meeting these needs? In order to know that they are getting the best from their “village”, Actively collaborating with your child’s school is one of the best first steps you can take.
It is no surprise that sometimes, kids will lie. It may seem as though it’s for no reason at all. Often times it is a passing phase, or the typical testing of boundaries as they age. There is, however, a difference between the occasional fib and frequent lying behaviors. While both can be pretty common and generally corrected, sometimes it can be hard to tell whether it’s a little white lie or something that may need to be addressed with a longer term solution. If you’re concerned about how to stop a child from lying behaviors, Dr. Jacob Boney has some tips to help.
As parents, you try to make it your job to understand all of the ins-and-outs of your children. For the most part, it’s pretty inherent; with other things, you might need a little guidance. One of the aspects many need some direction on are behavioral assessments. There are often times many different parts that aren’t broken down into terms that are easily understood. Dr. Jacob Boney, owner and clinical director of Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services, has a lot of great information on not only what parts are necessary to make up an in-depth behavioral assessment, but what you need to know in order to understand your child’s behavioral assessment.