“Children possess an innate sensitivity to order, a natural drive to demonstrate mastery, a deep capacity for feelings of compassion, a powerful will to learn, to accomplish, and to contribute”. It is very normal for children to stand out at times and behave naughty to some degree. Even in the case of some well mannered children. Moreover, It is not possible to keep human being in confined to some restricted rule. So to expect children to behave always in a classy disciplined way is like “a sailor expecting the wind to always blow in line with his hopes”. However, you can learn the factor behind their behaviors and teach them to lead them more responsible behavior.
Factors contributing behavior problems in children
There is no single cause of behavior problem but many different possible reasons which lead to it some of them is listed below.
Role of family environment
Children are just like a mirror their behavior are the reflection of their living environment. Hence, a child called “troublesome child” is due to his troubled environmental circumstances. It may be due to the lack of secure attachment with parents , parental conflicts, restricted environment or authoritative parenting style etc.
Some other factors may include:
Biological factors may include Some biological causes may include:
Disability or physiological illness
Some children may behave in unruly fashion due to psychological reasons such as
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Teachers and schools can have a tremendous influence on students (Tolan, Gorman-Smith, & Henry, 2001). For example, a teacher who is not skills to mange a class or do not understand individual differences in children may create an environment of frustration, withdrawal or strained relationship with teacher. On the other hand, a teacher who is apt in systematically intervening and match the students’ behavior and apply them consistently, may result in growth of the children both mentally and physically.
Children learn rigorously from their social group. They act in a way similar to their peers to remain in the group and adopt unconsciously many variables from their environment. Thus, children company influence a lot on their behaviors it is well said “a rotten apple spoil the barrel”
When your child behaves inappropriately, see if one or more of these conditions are present. If one is, respond with compassionate and understanding instead of harsh critics, and resolve the identified problems. As children are innocent don’t let their innocence be destroys in vain.