Behavior problems can be exhibited by kids and can happen even to young children. They would display unruly, rude behavior and may throw frequent tantrums.
How could you identify if you might be raising an a**hole or if a child is showing signs of behavior problems?
If a child is behaving out of his normal behavior and would make serious offences even though they know the rules inside the house, school or community, you could start wondering if it is just part of being rebellious because of their age. But f he or she continues to show the behavior even after a few months, then it may be more than plain ole mischief.
There can be serious effects on the social relationship of the person with behavioral issues. They have difficulties in maintaining relationships like making friends or getting into a commitment. But what causes these problems? There are different possible causes of behavior problems, here are some possible causes.
Behavioral Problem Triggers
Grief over a loss of something or somebody important. Death of a parent, family member, close friend or moving to a new house are something which could cause a kid to feel frustrated, angry, insecure and be afraid. There are children who would not show immediate response to loss, but would eventually develop agitated attitude as an outlet of their emotions. In these cases, they need reassurance, security and comfort.
Medical conditions. Pain, discomfort, poor memory, memory loss, and loss of verbal, even physical skills could lead to development of behavior problems. Medications could also result in changes in attitude as a side-effect. If caregivers and family members fail to address pain and discomfort, it could result into restlessness, frustration and aggression. It is important to observe them and look for signs which could help caregivers ease their distress and pain.
Psychiatric conditions. Those with existing psychiatric problems like schizophrenia or depression have tendencies to be agitated and aggressive. Work closely with your kid’s physician about medications. Aside from medication, reassurance and encouragement could also help them.
Another possible reason would be exposure to television. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages children under two years old to watch television for more than two hours a day. A study published in Pediatrics, showed that those who watch more than two hours of television a day from ages 2 ½ until 5 ½ are more likely to develop problems in sleeping, attention and could become aggressive.
The environment in general has significant impact on our behavior. Social environments like school could influence on how your kids acts and relates to other kids. What happens in the community also contributes into a kid’s growth and development.
If kids are continuously exposed to neglect, stress and abuse it’s likely they will develop behavior problems. For example, there are some children of divorced parents who would also show problems in committing into relationships once they grew up.
Since collective pressure and social issues can result into behavior problems, it is important to overcome it collectively, too. It is important for family, friends and teachers to reassure our kids. And to help those who have problems face the challenges and overcome them.