Helping you Deal with Child Behaviour

With so much conflicting advice on how to raise children, it's no wonder that parents and carers find it difficult to know whether we are doing the right thing. We hope that this website will offer advice, help and support to any parents or carers who need guidance when dealing with a child's behaviour. It is written by parenting experts who acknowledge that every child is different.

Children and Pinching

Children may begin to pinch others around their first birthdays and continue on through the “terrible twos” until the behaviour naturally dies out around their third birthdays. Though adults interpret pinching as a form of aggression many young children do not make this connection when they first begin to pinch. …

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Children and Biting

Many children go through a biting phase, often related to teething when they are young but sometimes due to aggression when they are older. Whatever the cause, biting is not pleasant behaviour and a child who bites is likely to become one who finds him/herself alone and lonely. Thankfully, there …

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Discipline Versus Punishment

When children misbehave it can be very difficult to think of anything other than making them stop. For many children this means punishing a child, such as by taking away the item involved in misbehaviour, by telling a child that (s)he will not be able to attend a favourite activity …

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Children and Hitting

Children may hit others for a variety of reasons in order to gain attention and possibly even to self-soothe. Adults should take note of when and where children tend to hit others, as well as who the children hit, in order to get clues about why this behaviour may be …

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Children and Stealing

It is very common for children who have not yet reached school age to steal, mainly because children do not understand that concept of private property at such a young age. Instead, children under the age of five or six have a very self-centred view of the world and tend …

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Tips For Helping Kids Adjust To Change

Whether it’s a new home, new school, new class or new baby, changes can affect children in many different ways. Some children become sullen, some children begin to act out, some children seek attention and some children all but attempt to disappear. Thankfully there are many ways that parents can …

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Encouraging Co-Operation From Your Children

Though children love to showcase their talents and each new skill that they learn, it can be much harder to get to children to use these abilities to help others. Even thoughtful, consideration children need to be encouraged every now and then to cooperate with others. Thankfully this encouragement can …

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Activities to Encourage Social Interaction

There may be many reasons a child does not feel like interacting socially. The child may be shy, tired, uncomfortable in a new environment, hungry, feeling left out by the group, uninterested in what others are doing or even distracted by an imaginary story that (s)he is enjoying all on …

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