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Dr. James Saccomando
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Misbehaving Child (Overview)

A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help.


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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
12 doctors shared insights

Misbehaving Child (Overview)

A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help.


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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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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

What is the definition or description of: Misbehaving child?

Misbehavior: A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well to refer for help. ...Read more

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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. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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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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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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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
monthly
measure daily blood sugar
daily
eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
daily
daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
daily
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Do you think that ADHD is an excuse for misbehaving children?

No but may be factor: Adhd can cause children to behave impulsively and cause disruptions in many settings. It is a treatable disorder for which medicatoins and good behavioral systems can greatly reduce problem behaviors. That said, studies do show that those with adhd tend to be somewhat behind their peers socially, so parents may need to help find the right structure for them. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
once
Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
weekly
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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 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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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
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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 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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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
once
Be supportive, but not intrusive
once
Allow them to figure out how to live independently
once
Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

What to you think about putting children on add medication is misbehaving at home?

Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...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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