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Top 10 Reasons for Bad Behaviour in Kids

To prevent the development of bad behaviour in children, parents must understand the reasons behind such behaviour. Have a quick look at the top 10 reasons for bad behaviour in children.

Change in technology and culture has transformed our lifestyle in the developing world, but not always for the better. Some changes have been especially bad for our kids, which are affecting adults now as well.

Throughout the world, patterns have been emerged which gives us some details about children’s shifting behaviour. In United States alone, a study by the American Academy of Paediatricians has determined that by 2020 the rate of mental instability and behavioural disorders in children will grow by 50% across the globe.

Here are the top ten reasons which promote bad behaviour among kids:

1. Poor Childcare

There has been a drastic increase in the number of working mothers worldwide which has caused a gaping hole in the family. This trend meant that children spent an alarming amount of time by themselves, relying on devices like computer and mobile phones for company. This has increased rash and immoral behaviour among kids.

2. Changes in Family Structure

By 2003, more than 1, 50,000 children were part of families which were broken due to divorces or due to indulgence in criminal activities. This has also led to an increase in bad and aggressive behaviour among growing kids as they follow their parents for example.

3. Sleep Problems

Sleep is essential to regenerate the bodies of children, and two thirds of children are not getting enough sleep. This lack of sleep has impaired the child’s performance, both mentally and physically, making them resort to bad behaviour.

4. Limited Play-Time

Today children are too busy and that has limited their play time. This in turn has hampered their emotional and mental development. The lack of valuable social skills has led to bad behaviour among kids today.

5. Communication Gap

Communication gap between parent and child could lead to bad behaviour in kids. If children and parents fail to communicate properly, the children can never interact and share their feelings vocally, harming their long term development.

6. Faulty Diet

Today the healthy wholesome diet has been replaced by junk food, fizzy drinks and sweets with high calorie content. Poor diet of kids in 21st century and their growing addiction to unhealthy food has led to bad behaviour in them.

7. Technology

Children have now wide access to devices like laptops, internet, mobile phones, 24 hour satellite channels and computer games which has caused a breakdown in the communication of children and parent. This has led to harmful and rash behaviour in kids as they get inspired from all the wrong sources.

8. Exam Stress

Increasing competition among kids in the field of education has led to poor behavioural skills in children today. Parents desperately try to accelerate their child’s performance in school, which neglects their overall development. This could be another factor that leads to harmful behaviour in growing kids.

9. Parents’ Failure to Inculcate Manners

Modern life has lost a place for good manners. Influence of modern technology and different family structures now has been its leading cause. This causes bad behaviour in kids.

10. Consumer Culture

According to a latest survey, the average child in U.K. is familiar with up to 500 brand names by the time they reach the age of 10, out of which some could not even write their own name but had the entire McDonald’s menu memorized. This obsession with brands has hit families of low income. Their children are demanding new objects everyday which their parents can’t afford. This has led to an increase in bad behaviour among kids and directly linked with low self esteem and mental illnesses.

To instil good behaviour and habits in your kids, start being an example for them. If you show them how one should act appropriately, they will follow your example and turn a brand new leaf in no time.

What are the causes of bad behaviour in children? How to prevent bad behaviour in children? How to deal with children who behave badly? Discuss here.

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Gaurav.3 years ago
Good lesson for parents.
Palak.3 years ago
100% true. We must focus on the above point and make sure that bad behavior is prevented in kids.
Riya.3 years ago
Kids behave according to the environment in which they are raised.
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