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Doctor insights on: Typical And Atypical Child Behavior

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How can I improve my child's behavior?

How can I improve my child's behavior?

Behavior: That is not a simple answer but if i had to give 4 items of advice i'd say: 1) lead by example, make sure your child is getting enough sleep, 3) set a routine and rules, 4) be consistent and calm when enforcing rules/routines. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Sometimes: The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder.The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any good behavior plans for an aggressive child with ts?

Can you tell me of any good behavior plans for an aggressive child with ts?

ADHD & anxiety: disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics. They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical,therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a severely autistic child's behavior when he becomes violent?

How do you deal with a severely autistic child's behavior when he becomes violent?

Medication: Medication can be helpful to take the edges off of violent outbursts, and some success has been found with vests that give the sensation of a hug to select patients. ...Read more

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How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more

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Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Is there a behavior modification technique that gives a child confidence?

Techniques: Is this in all areas of functioning, or just novel or specific situations? Kids know when something is hard for them by kg. "i can't" often avoids a task or direction. Break the task down into parts & say "i'll help you, but i won't do it for you, " if the task is age-appropriate. Ignore the protests; wait 2-3 minutes & calmly re-state "it's time for you to.."not yes, you can!" practice! ...Read more

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What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry.This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them.When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play.They don't like it.Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior.They do it to get noticed & get their way.Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more

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My child is bitting him self when he gets excited. How can I stop this behavior?

My child is bitting him self when he gets excited. How can I stop this behavior?

Biting: Many kids bite others or themselves in ages 1- 3 yrs. it may be attention seeking behavior, it may be to convey anger , frustration. Or sometimes teething bec it hurts. Spend time with him, teach him how to express emotions. ...Read more

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How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...Read more

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If my child has asperger's syndrome, is violent behavior normal?

If my child has asperger's syndrome, is violent behavior normal?

Undersatnding: Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment. In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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Are there any behavioral problems caused by giving your child a cell phone at a young age?

Limit setting: The phone itself (other than cost and media time!) is not the danger. The main issues are setting limits and proper expectations. What is the phone for? Is it used as a 'treat' or a 'prize' for something he/she did... Is it an emergency only tool...A temporary distraction? These are the things to sort out before going down the slippery slope of putting 'hot' gadgets into your child's hands. ...Read more

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Is the diagnose of autism always accurate in a child, or do many other disorders cause autism behaviors?

Is the diagnose of autism always accurate in a child, or do many other disorders cause autism behaviors?

Autistic Disorder is: A categorical diagnosis of a set of observable behaviors with many different etiologies, or causes. The underlying deficits that cause difficullty in joint attention, gaze monitoring, pretend play, face recognition, processing social/emotional information, social communication, social reciprocity & stereotyped, repetitive movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest are unique to ad. ...Read more

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How can parents behavior and attitude affect the child?

How can parents  behavior and attitude  affect the child?

Model behavior: A child as early as 16 months will do what you do, not do what you say. If you accidentally reinforce a behavior you don't want with negative or positive attention, learn to state clearly what you expect, and what the consequence is for not complying.Consustently follow through with time-out or removal of privileges. Ignore the child's protests till consequence is done, then calmly state why. ...Read more

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