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Why Do Children Misbehave?

Why Do Children Misbehave?

Are you clueless about your child’s misbehaviour? Are you struggling to find why your child is misbehaving? Read on to find the common causes of misbehaviour in children. If you know the causes of misbehaviour in children, it will be easier for you to control your child’s misbehaviour.

Almost all parents get anxious and worried when their children misbehave. Misbehaviour in children is also a common problem and there are always one or more reasons behind that. Usually parents do not immediately understand it and end up scolding or sometimes hitting too which only increases the intensity and frequency.

However, punishing the child will not solve this problem. It is very important for the parents to understand what the problem is. Learning to tackle the problem is not hard provided you know how to do it. The first thing you need to know is what your child needs.

Reasons Why Children Misbehave

Here are few reasons why your child must be misbehaving.

To Get Attention

For a child, attention is better than no attention. This means even if you react on his misbehaviour, he will feel a part of the family instead of sitting aside left unattended. Usually when parents do not talk to them or spend time with their children, they misbehave. So, it is advisable for the parents to pay attention to their children when they are behaving well so that they do not have to misbehave in ordered to get attention.

In Lack of Confidence

Children misbehave when they fear any kind of failure. Make your child believe that everyone makes mistakes and so encourage him to get along with all challenges.

Need of Power

Sometimes children misbehave because they want to prove their power and control over others. Children do just the opposite of what asked to do or argue just to prove that they have the power and will not just follow the instructions or advice.

Check out Boundaries

Children misbehave while finding boundaries in what they do. This usually happens when they are not made clear what their limits are.

Hostility and Unfriendliness at Home

Children are very sensitive to what goes on in the house. If there is a tussle or fight going on, they misbehave or behave in a different way just to distract the elders from the real problem.

Do Not Feel well

Children might misbehave when they are tiered or hungry or not feeling well. Children need healthy food, 8 – 10 hours of sleep daily, some exercise and fresh air. Lack of one or more things can result in misbehaviour.

When Upset or Disappointed

A change in the season or schedule or a cancelled trip can make a child misbehave. This is quite natural and there needs some reaction to come out in these circumstances. Handle the situation calmly and it is better to make him understand what the right cause was.

Well, there can be many more reasons why children misbehave. But the solution is that you should love your child and accept him without loving and accepting his misbehaviour. Talk to him about his thoughts, feelings and safety as well. This will also have positive results on your family. Remember, children misbehave because they are still young and learning and this is all part of growing up.

Try to be liberal and sincere with your appreciation and praise. Avoid sarcasm as far as possible. This creates negativity and might increase the problem instead of solving it. If you are sure about the reason why your child is misbehaving, try to eradicate it. Spend quality time with your child and listen to him and his problems and solve them as far as possible.



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Payal
Payal.6 years ago
Made for an excellent read! Helps me understand my child's behaviour better. I guess I should share this with other parents at my kid's school (Orchids).
 
 
 
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Pretel Jazz
Pretel Jazz.8 years ago
your articles are all great. i always benefits from them. wen i m facing any problem, i search your site and am sure gonna find the solution. Keep it up
 
 
 
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Pranitil
Pranitil.8 years ago
Really a wonderful article. kids have multi dimensions and to understand them one needs to be patient or have great understanding power.
 
 
 
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Shingin
Shingin.8 years ago
nice article....helped me to understand kids better....
 
 
 
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