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What to Do if You Have a “Problem Child”

A Problem Child will take his or her toll on family, teachers, and anyone who may have authority over the kid.  Mostly, kids in general have trouble expressing their emotions and in some cases, kids may feel like they can’t be honest about feelings or they might be in trouble. Now, add any other stress to a child, and they’ll probably lose it and act out. It’s hard to blame them; kids can’t handle pressure the way we can, it takes years of building emotional strength to handle life’s largest challenges. When you’re challenged as a child, with anything from a divorce to a death, it changes you.

Here’s what you can do if your child is acting out:

  • Identify if it’s medical, psychological or emotional issues causing your child anguish
  • Gather all of your information about what sets the behavior off
  • Consider that it may be a learning disability
  • Think about the home ife; has anything major happened?
  • If necessary, seek counseling; many behavioral problems are easier to treat when they’re not treated early enough. If you’re unsure, just contact us for advice.

Written by Kevin West

Kevin West