BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL

Behavioral changes are a part of human development, as we go through different stages of our physical and psychological development; children also go through a number of stages in their behavioral development. As their brain develops, they learn different emotions and different ways of reacting; as a result, they develop a tendency of forming behavior patterns according to their emotions. For example, if they desire something, they tend to cry to get their desires fulfilled. And when children enter their Teenage, they go through a drastic change in behavior; they become more defiant as they turn out to be psychologically more independent and separate from their parents. They become moody, angry, fearful or coy; battles with parents become a daily occurrence.

Besides, Environment of upbringing, Personality, and genes also contributes a huge part in developing the behavior of a child. Some children are naturally shy, anxious or fearful than others and some express themselves by using a lot of gestures, some are very outgoing while others are reserved.

When Children enter Puberty, they go through a completely unsure pattern of behavior and such behavior difficulties interfere with their academic and social development, which have serious consequences on their psychological health.

Same goes for their behavior in school. For some children serious behavior problems occur that includes acting impulsively, refusing to follow directions, reacting with aggression and defying the school authority. Thus, as parents, you can do a number of things to help your children in improving their behavior and making them socially acceptable, and further with the help of parents and teachers they can learn to behave appropriately.

The general symptoms or signs to look out are; they become aggressive, less obedient or disobedient, destructive, breaks rules in schools and become rebellious, all this can be termed as ‘Conduct disorder’. Children and teenagers with Conduct disorder get involved in physical fights, stealing, may use abusive language or lie without a sign of guilt. But, this shall not stop you from giving them a chance to improve.

For improving your child’s behavior in school and home you need involvement and support of family. As parents, you can recover your child’s behavior by identifying the source problem of his behavior.

For instance, sometimes, children tend to behave in an aggressive or fearful way when they are tortured or they are not comfortable with their surroundings. In situations like these, you can contact the school authority or directly to your child’s teacher to help solve this problem.

Behavior problems can be further solved by supporting the child to increase his positive social interaction, by focusing on his strengths and controlling his anti-social behavior. Some children believe that they get attention only when they break rules, in such situations children prefer being angry or doing something loud to catch attention.

Parents can also ask for help from school teachers, as children with behavior problems often need help with social skills and school can help in this. Some children need individual attention and classroom support for their learning difficulties.

This support from both Parents and School will help your child to appropriately express himself and manage his emotions more effectively.

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