It is important to understand the reason
for misbehaviour in children so that is easier to correct such behaviour. Read
on to learn more about it.
Every parent has to deal with the
misbehaviour of children at some point or the other. There are several factors
that trigger misbehaviour in children. Understanding such factors is a key to
put an end to such behaviour.
Also it is important to understand that not every child is the same. The
reasons for misbehaviour may also depend on the kind of environment in which
the child is raised. Listed below are some common reasons for misbehaviour in
The Reasons Why Children Misbehave
Here are some of the common reasons why
Children who lack attention from their
parents may start misbehaving in order to grab their attention. Therefore, it
becomes a must for parents to spend quality time with them. Spending enough of
time with children leaves a less scope for them to misbehave. Parents must utilise
this time to teach children about the ways to be well behaved and its benefits.
Children may misbehave when they lack
control over something. For example, children cannot buy what they want. So,
when they do not get what they want they may start misbehaving. They may start
throwing tantrums. Such episodes are more common when parents take them to
supermarkets or malls. In such places they are exposed to many things that they
would want to have. But they cannot have all those things unless their parents
agree to buy such things. To avoid misbehaviour at such places, parents must
explain children what kind of behaviour is expected from them before they
When children develop a hateful feeling
about something they may start misbehaving. Again, such feeling may develop
within children when they are raised in a particular environment. So, in order
to avoid development of such feelings in children, parents must never say any
negative things about someone or something in front of them. Parents must also
try to inculcate good and positive feelings in children instead of instilling
fear or hatred about something in them.
If children are exposed to something that
makes them sad or unhappy, they may start misbehaving. In this case parents
must take them away from the situation. Taking them away from the negative
environment can bring the happiness back and make them smile. At this stage it is
necessary to teach them to focus on positive and good things in life instead of
focusing on the things that make them sad.
Children of a particular age-group tend
to misbehave more as compared to older children. When children cross a particular
stage of development and when they grow-up they learn to control their
misbehaviour on their own. As they grow they also develop an understanding
about what kind of behaviour that is expected from them in a particular
scenario. It is also observed that children who are pampered too much tend to
in Parenting Styles
Sometimes there may be a clash between
styles that are followed. The parenting
style of mother may differ from the parenting style that is followed by father.
So, the child may behave
well in front of one parent and may
start misbehaving in front of other parent. In such case it is essential for
both parents to together find a right solution for the better development of
The above mentioned are some of the
common factors that may lead to misbehaviour in children. But if parents want
to control such behaviour in children, they must set right examples for them.
They must maintain a warm and positive environment at home. They must allow
children to express what they want to say. It is very important to let children
say what they want to say with calm and an open mind. They must teach children
to take things positively.
What are the common causes of
misbehaviour in children? How to deal with misbehaviour in children? How to
talk to children when they misbehave? Discuss