Are you noticing any changes in the behavior of your child in recent months? Behavior is the manner in which you behave or act specifically toward others in response to an event or situation. Growing children, particularly teenagersundergo rapid changes both physically and emotionally. It is essential to be aware of children’s behavior and observe rapid changes.

According to Dr. Elaprolu Madhavi, a clinical psychologist/behavioral therapist at the Fernandez Child Development Center (FCDC), changing children’s behavior is related to everything they are going through.

Parents must help the child aware of the need and the availability of proper care and support in this difficult time in their lives, according to the expert.

What are the signs of problematic behavior among children?

The term “behaviour” can mean difficult or undesirable in the event that the behaviour is not appropriate for the child’s age, the stage of development or culture. It is the cause of concern when a child’s behavior is incompatible with the rights of other people or poses a risk of harm to the child or other adults, children and living creatures.

Dr. Madhavi states that parents should be concerned if their child is causing harm to the environment, learning difficulties, relationship problems, or starts appearing shy or passive.

Be aware of a troublesome indicator.
Be aware of a troublesome indicator.

The warning signs that are associated with the behaviour of a child

* Extreme changes in behavior or personality
* Debating frequently or asking lots of questions
* Rivalries between siblings
* Speak insignificant when questioned
* It is easy to become frustrated or nervous
* Refraining from activities they were interested in.
* Avoid eye contact
spending more time with social media (watching pornography, playing games or betting)
* Often appearing angry
* Blaming others/feeling jealous of others, self-esteem issues regarding their capabilities
* Self-blaming
* Trouble coping with anger
* Frequent tantrums , outbursts and tantrums
” Feelings of sorrow
* social withdrawal, and loneliness
* Self-harm, which includes suicidal thoughtsor threats to self-harm or harm others
* Damage or destruction of property
* Stealing or lying
* Not doing well at school, avoiding classes
* Indulgence in smoking drinking, drugs or sexual activities
* Consistent hostility towards the authority figures
* Changes in weight
Changes in appetite, eating disorders, avoidance of eating out at home
• Not taking care of your personal hygiene and appearance
*Speech-related problems such as stuttering/stuttering or stuttering

* Late night sleep disturbances
* School complaints
Academic – Procrastination work.
* Problems with peer groups friends, relationships or friendship issues

A variety of experiences can cause mental health issues in children.
A variety of experiences can cause mental health issues in children.

The causes of changes in behaviour for children

Dr. Madhavi explains that both external and internal factors could be the cause for an abrupt change in your child’s behavior.

Internal influences include physical and emotional factors that affect a child’s behavior and development. Even a disability could influence a child’s social or emotional health. Other factors could be hormonal changes, depression anxiety, as well as exposure to alcohol and drugs.

Parenting practises, family dynamics, sibling rivalry, alterations in the family’s circumstances, a recent traumatic event, bullying, body-shaming, criticism, physical or sexual abuse, a lack of social experiences, cultural or family expectations, problems with transformation or adjustment, and financial hardship are examples of external factors.

How do you deal with a child’s difficult behaviour

1. Exercise with typical triggers, like the surroundings or people.

2. Help them learn coping strategies, including controlled breathing as well as relaxation techniques and counting to relieve stress.

3. Be alert and try to anticipate issues.

4. Beware of parents’ anxiety and anger

5. Parents must allow children a chance to voice their opinions or problems, and also be non-judgmental , and help their children on how to resolve their problems through a variety of options rather than forcing them to

6. Encourage your child to learn problem solving abilities, develop decision-making skills and address their concerns.

Maintain open communication with your children. 
Maintain open communication with your children. 

7. Encourage the child to adopt acceptable behavior and concentrate more upon the positive qualities of your child.

8. Avoid aggressive communication and remain the confidence of your communication.

9. Parents need to organize a family time during which each member of the family can voice their concerns and discuss possible solutions

10. Build a strong support system of friends and family. Find help and guidance from experts, if needed.


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