Child behaviour problems


Most children and teenagers will experience some difficulties during their first 21 years, but some will find it harder than others. Children and teenagers can display a myriad of behavioural problems, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, problems with boundaries, problems with discipline, low self-esteem, neurodevelopmental disorders, early attachment difficulties and problems at school.

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Behavioural disorders are conditions in which an individual experiences alterations in thinking and emotions that result in challenging behaviours. Challenging behaviours can include but are not limited to, temper tantrums, arguments, lying, cheating, stealing and even assaulting others. At times almost all children will naturally engage in these behaviours, but it is the prevalence and severity of these actions that lead to a clinical diagnosis of a behavioural disorder.

If your child's behaviour is causing persistent stress or disruption within the family over a coarse of several months then it is a good idea to have your child seen by a specialist. Living with a behavioural disorder takes a lot of work from the whole family. Individual treatment and education plans will vary per child, but those who have the support of family and friends tend to make the most improvement towards avoiding less socially accepted behaviours.

Page Last Updated: 10 November 2020