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Behaviour Concerns In Children

Kids will be kids and it’s perfectly normal for them to act out once and a while or behave in unfavorable ways. They are learning the ropes, learning their way and learning how to test mom and dad and their teachers to see what they can get away with. This is all a normal part of growing up.

There are times when a child’s behavior can be troubling and this can indicate an underlying issue. These types of behaviour concerns include physical abuse towards siblings and other children, repeated tantrums, constant disruptions in class or at home, hyperactivity that interferes with daily life and an inability to communicate effectively with other people. If your child exhibits these behaviors on a regular basis, there could be a problem that needs to be checked out and rectified.

A number of things can cause Behaviour concerns in children. Poor diet or food allergies, underlying physical health problem, a mental illness, autism, Aspergers, attention deficit disorder and issues in their surroundings such as jealousy towards a sibling or bullying on the school ground. Whatever the cause, it should be investigated sooner than later.

The first thing you should do when you suspect there is an issue is speak to your child. Gather as much information as you can from them and present the finding, along with your observations, to your family doctor.

Based on that information and his own observations, your family doctor will likely refer you to a specialist. You may need to see several specialists to get to the root of the problem but in the end, one of several things will happen.

The first outcome could be that there is nothing wrong with your child mentally or physically and the issue lies in something in his environment triggering him. The solution to this is to find the problem and solve it.

The second outcome could be that your child has an underlying physical health problem that needs to be fixed either through dietary changes or prescription drugs.

The third outcome could be a mental illness . In this case, your child will either be referred for therapy or put on prescription drugs or a combination of both.

The fourth outcome is a diagnosis of autism or Aspergers and this could involve making changes to the child’s environment and other recommendations from specialists based on the severity.

Behaviour concerns in children are common but they don’t need to take over your or your child’s life. There is help available!