Carolina Counseling Services - Child Behavior Management: Toward a Happier Childhood
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Child Behavior Management: Toward a Happier Childhood
Children’s behavior varies depending on their age, personality, and physical and emotional development. It is considered normal or “good” if it is socially, culturally, and developmentally appropriate. If, on the other hand, a child’s behavior is seriously inappropriate and disruptive, it’s important to get help for behavior management.
When Your Child’s Behavior Becomes Difficult to Manage
You may try anything you can think of to remain in control when your child starts exhibiting behavior issues: punishment for negative behavior, reward systems for positive behavior, reading self-help books on parenting, etc. Even if you have tried every discipline technique, your child’s behavior may continue to escalate.
Nothing compares to the sadness, pain, and frustration of raising a child who defies your rules and limits. You start to question yourself, asking where you failed as a parent. The feeling becomes worse when other people point fingers of blame at you. How can you help your child if you’re reeling with guilt, shame, and hopelessness?
The exact causes of behavioral disorders are not known. Researchers from the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders suggest that several factors may contribute, such as heredity, diet, neural conditions, tension, and family dynamics. A child with difficult behavior can experience positive results from participating in an appropriate treatment plan.
You and Your Child Are Not Alone
Child behavioral problems are some of the most common psychological health disorders. According to the data and statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.5 percent of American children aged 3 to 17 years were identified as having a current diagnosis of behavioral or conduct problems. These children’s misbehavior often leads to poor academic performance, and eventually, frequent encounters with law enforcement.
Although it can be frightening and frustrating to have a child who can be like a tornado when their emotions are triggered, it’s important to remain strong during these times. You can be there for your child by offering the best care and treatment options. Finding a professional to help gives you an ally who will reinforce the feeling that you and your child are not alone in this challenging time.
Recognizing the Red Flags of Child Behavioral Issues
As a parent, it’s never easy to admit your child is in need of help for behavior issues. By nature, some children have a lower level of tolerance for frustration and exhibit more behaviors that are challenging for parents. Knowing what behavior to expect at your child’s age will help you to determine whether it is normal.
It’s important to seek help from a trained professional at the first sign of a problem. Take note of the prevailing symptoms and consider the signs if they continue without improvement. It also makes sense to consult a therapist if your child’s conduct does not match his or her age. For example, while it’s normal for most children to have an occasional temper outburst, it is unusual for a 10-year-old child to throw himself on the floor each time he is angry. This child needs to be evaluated by a professional.
Getting help does not automatically mean your child is imbalanced or you’re an incompetent parent. Early intervention is often the key to detecting problems and addressing them before they get worse. It will also put your mind at ease if no serious diagnosis results. In cases like this, you and your child may greatly benefit from the assistance a professional trained in child behavioral management can provide.
Transforming Your Child’s Misbehavior into Happy Conduct
If you suspect your child’s behavior is not normal, call for an appointment with one of the independently contracted counselors at Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Considering that there are many possible causes of such misbehavior, an accurate diagnosis is the key to getting the appropriate help your child needs.
Your child is probably as lost and upset by the behavior condition as you are. At CCS, the right-fit therapist is waiting to help you and your child develop strategies to address the behavior issues. Your child’s behavior patterns can become positive and happy, the way childhood is supposed to be! Call now to schedule your first appointment.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Wake County NC
Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC