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Child Behavior Management: Toward a Happier Childhood


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 – 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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Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

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, Apex NC

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602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC