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Child’s Challenging Behavior



All children can be defiant, fussy, whiny, hurtful to others, excessively angry, withdrawn, constantly crying, or refuse to eat or sleep—once in a while. But when these behaviors become habits, it becomes a big challenge for parents and caregivers to be as loving, patient, persistent, and creative as possible. Many of these are normal behaviors and will resolve with simple strategies, but sometimes they become something more serious. Whether the child is in distress and communicating their stress and frustration the only way they know how, or whether the child’s personality requires a non-standard strategy to navigate around, experts from many backgrounds have suggestions.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Children Don't Need Fixing | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent, says that no matter how out of control a child may seem, they don't need fixing. Watch as she explains a hands-on, fully present approach to parenting that can create conditions in which any child can thrive.

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Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work and What Will

Every parent wants the golden key to raising well-behaved, academically gifted, successful, happy children. Embedded in the collective psyche is the notion that discipline is the cornerstone to achieving these goals.

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8 Common Child Behavior Problems and Solutions

To make life a tad bit easy, we give you information about the common child behavior problems, how you can identify them and resolve them. But before that, don’t you think we need to know what normal behavior is?

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FindCenterNow that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued, when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. It’s hardly their fault. They aren’t ‘bad kids.

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When Children Act Out | Dealing with Challenging Behaviors (Feat. Tracy Schreifels)

Learn how to deal with a child who acts out during transitions. We use a role play example to clearly demonstrate interventions that can help manage acting out behaviors.

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Present Moment Parenting: The Guide to a Peaceful Life with Your Intense Child

There are many reasons a child doesn't respond to typical parenting techniques. Whatever the root cause of the intensity, parent coach and trainer Tina Feigal's revised edition of her book (formerly titled The Pocket Coach for Parents) will give you the tools you need to create a peaceful life.

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Common Child Behavior Problems and Their Solutions

Whether you're raising an energetic child or you're dealing with a strong-willed one, there are certain child behavior problems that are common at one point or another. The way you respond to these behavior problems play a major role in how likely your child is to repeat them in the future.

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Interpreting Challenging Behaviors

Tal Ben-Shahar discusses current research on the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make a difference in one's life.

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Behavior Management Skills Guide: Practical Activities & Interventions for Ages 3-18

With decades of clinical and classroom behavior management success, authors Scott Walls and Deb Rauner have written a comprehensive manual featuring the best methods for effective change.

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Three Ways Parents Enable Their Child's Misbehavior

These popular parenting approaches might be working against you.

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