Negotiating With Your Teen

Negotiating with your teen may be a good tactic if your teenager routinely tells you that you don’t listen to him or her, you don’t respect his or her opinions and you generally operate as an autocrat. You may not agree with any of this, but negotiating with your teen …

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Understanding Sudden, Odd Behaviour in Your Child

When children start acting differently many parents begin to worry, and with good reason. Sudden, odd behaviour in your child could be an indication that something is very wrong in his or her world. When you notice new and confusing behaviour in your child, investigate if there could be a …

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The Relationship Between Diet and Behaviour

Children’s behaviour changes due to many variables including their environments, the people around them, their levels of physical health and if they are experiencing stress. Just as important, though less often investigated, is their diets. Additives and sugar in particular may have an effect on children’s behaviour, but so too …

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Identifying and Diagnosing a Behavioural Disorder

A behavioural disorder is not like a short illness that has noticeable symptoms and can be easily diagnosed with a laboratory test or two. On the contrary a behavioural disorder is an underlying condition that generates a whole range of challenging behaviours, but each child affected by a behavioural disorder …

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Medication for Behavioural Problems

An estimated 10 to 20% of children worldwide have one (or more) mental or behavioural problems. There are a variety of treatment options available for children with mental or behavioural disorders though the recommended course of treatment will be unique to the child’s symptoms, diagnosis and parental preferences. Medication for …

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Child Behaviour Modification

For most parents, child behaviour never becomes an issue until a child begins to act inappropriately. When this occurs, parents must find ways to increase instances of appropriate behaviour and decrease instances of negative behaviour. Behaviour modification is one method of doing just that. What Is Behaviour Modification? Behaviour modification …

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Behaviour Management Plans for Children

Managing children’s behaviour can seem a Herculean task when they begin to realise how much fun getting into trouble can be. However, parents will often yell themselves hoarse or tear their hair right out of their head, without it making one bit of difference. Rather than simply punishing children, which …

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Tips for Young Single Mums

Who knows why kids act the way they do? This is a question that most mums ask themselves at some point, but rather than find out an answer to it some parents use it as an excuse for bad behaviour. If you’re finding your child’s behaviour frustrating or are worrying …

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Introducing Children to Your New Partner

Introducing children to your new partner might seem like a monumental task, but in reality it’s best to take it slow and in a number of small steps. The timing, pace and way in which you introduce a new partner into your children’s lives will all have an effect on …

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Managing Behaviour When Other Children Misbehave

It can be hard enough to cope with one child misbehaving, but when children are in a group bad behaviour can spread like wildfire. Managing the behaviour of kids who witness misbehaviour is important for not only limiting frustrations in the short term, but for helping children feel empowered and …

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