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How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

How do you deal with misbehaving child without being so harsh?

Redirect/ time out: Moble toddlers will certainly test boundries often & require limit setting. Physicaly removing them from activities you find troublesome & placing them in front of toys you want them to use gives them redirection. Stopping their activity and holding them still for 1min/yr (use timer with bell) with release after bell teaches them which behaviors stop their fun. ...Read more

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Dr. James Saccomando
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Misbehaving Child (Definition)

Misbehaving child is a symptom in which a child is not behaving as his parents, teachers, or other caretakers desire him to behave. Misbehaving once in a while is what all normal children do, but it becomes a symptom of a problem if a child misbehaves worse than, or more often than, the other children ...Read more


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How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

Try this: If your child has behavioral problems in other settings, such as day care, schools, friends homes etc, when you are not present this is a red flag.If only with you present, it still is a problem, but less likely to be an emotional disorder. ...Read more

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Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When i ask her to do something, she refu

Does my 3 year old have odd? I do not spank her and I do not use physical punishment. She has temper tantrums that last for a few hours. She always blames others for her misbehavior. She frequently questions rules. When i ask her to do something, she refu

Protracted tantrums: Typically-developing tots begin to self-calm & respond to time-out ~ 18 mos. Protracted tantrums @ 3 suggest childhood dysregulation disorder, seen with early-onset adhd or a family history of mood disorders, etc. Ask her pediatrician to refer you to a child psychologist who'll teach you techniques to ignore tantrums & defiance effectively & "catch her being good, " as she may not outgrow this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Legally, morally, or: from the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more

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How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

How can I stop my teens misbehavior?

....more: Many families benefit from counseling as well to cover communication patterns that need improving. Sometimes teens misbehave to be independent or to rebel or to fit in or because they are insecure. Talking things through and understanding one another better can really help. ...Read more

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What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

What are the punishments for misbehavior in a psychiatric ward?

Shouldn't be any: Inpatient psychiatric treatment is reserved for those with severe mental illnesses, like if a person feels like killing themselves or in the case of psychosis when one loses touch with reality. If a patient "acts out" on the unit, they are not punished. Rather, the staff does what it takes to keep the patient and everyone else safe. In rare cases, restraints may be used for safety purposes only. ...Read more

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How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

How does aide behave towards the misbehavior of elderly patient?

Professionally: All health professionals, aids, doctors, nurses, techs, etc., deal with patients who misbehave. Each and every one of us has to maintain our professional demeanor and conduct our selves as professionals, even when our patients behave very, very badly. ...Read more

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5-year-old son lies through his teeth often. Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior. Is this age appropriate?

5-year-old son lies through his teeth often.  Usually to cover up for some kind of misbehavior.  Is this age appropriate?

Yes: This is common behavior, and it's important to address it with your child. No need to be harsh, but be consistent and help him understand the problems with lying in ways he can understand. He only sees the benefits at this point. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

How can I reduce the risk of my child misbehaving and humiliating me in public?

Parenting: A child with a behavioral problem is a difficult situation for all involved, specially the child.Just as a tree sometimes grows crooked, a child behavior deviates from normal, a small twig is easy to replant, a young child is easy to correct...In other words seek help from a behavioral specialist asap. ...Read more

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