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Child Behavior Problems

As a parent, it can be hard to know how your child behaves at school. If you hear that your child is acting out, whether it's a comment on a report card or something mentioned in a parent-teacher conference, how do you know if it is a one-time problem or a serious behavioral issue? Read on for helpful tips and information on some of the most common behavior disorders.

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  • 11.

    Impulse Control

    Impulse control has nothing to do with knowing the rules or the consequences of breaking them. Many children with...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 12.

    How Does Attachment Affect Behavior?

    According to Bowlby (1969/1982), infants construct internal working models of how relationships work based on their...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    When Children Lie and Steal

    Our society takes lying and stealing seriously; they are moral as well as legal issues. Adults without child development...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    Children and Adolescents With Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders

    Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Are Real Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavioral problems...

    Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • 15.

    Types of Social Skills Deficits

    Researchers have broken down social skills deficits into the categories of skill, performance, and fluency deficits.7...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 16.

    Self-Management: The Ultimate Goal

    The ultimate goal of all social skills instruction is for students to eventually manage themselves without needing...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 17.

    Environmental Risk Factors

    Family Factors and Parenting Style Because parents play so vital a role in their children’s development, they are an...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 18.

    Consequence Maps

    It is important that students are fully informed of the possible positive and negative consequences of their choices....

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 19.

    Time-Out, Punishment, and Time-Away

    Like positive reinforcement, time-out—which actually means time-out from positive reinforcement—stems from social...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 20.

    Pica: Kids Eating Non-Food Items

    Pica is the act of eating non-food items. Although young children are curious about their environment and predictably...

    Source: California Childcare Health Program