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How do you know if the behavior of your kid is abnormal or is just like his donor parent? Frustrated with habits.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: Could be both, or it

could be expectations vs.
reality. If your child spends more than an hour/day performing repetitive, non-functional rituals, that is atypical behavior. A child with academic, behavior &/or peer interaction problems that cause him harm needs evaluation & treatment, including family therapy. Though not intentional, parental frustration can harm a child's ability to develop a positive sense of self.

In brief: Could be both, or it

could be expectations vs.
reality. If your child spends more than an hour/day performing repetitive, non-functional rituals, that is atypical behavior. A child with academic, behavior &/or peer interaction problems that cause him harm needs evaluation & treatment, including family therapy. Though not intentional, parental frustration can harm a child's ability to develop a positive sense of self.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Did you get any information about the donor parent?
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Compare

One way is to compare his behavior with his peers.
Another is to consult with a child care specialist such as his teacher to see if his behavior is abnormal.

In brief: Compare

One way is to compare his behavior with his peers.
Another is to consult with a child care specialist such as his teacher to see if his behavior is abnormal.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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