Child Behavior

Increase your understanding of child behavior, and how to build psychological resilience and well being in children, adolescents and young adults? The articles below enhance understanding of psychological concerns in young people, and how to enhance psychological competence and well-being   in young people.

Young people show numerous psychological  concerns, from those behaviors that signal psychological wellness, to those that suggest psychological problems that need to be addressed. 

Click on the links below to find information about child behavior. Learn about the behaviors that can signal psychological well being in young people. Or learn more about the child behaviors that can point to psychological concerns in a young person.

These articles also explore the kinds of conditions that help promote positive psychological outcomes in young people, despite the psychological challenges they face.

Family Handling Child's Behavior

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Parents, and the helping professionals who work with young people and their families, worry about a range of child behavior problems from the relatively benign to the more severe. Some young people show internalizing behavior problems, such as anxiety, depression and withdrawal behaviors. Others show externalizing behavior problems such as as aggression, oppositional defiant behaviors and ADHD.

Click on the links below to increase your understanding of the child behavior problems that worry you, and how to address them. The articles below also explore those child behaviors that signal psychological resilience and well being in young people. 

Externalizing Behaviors

Child behavior problems come in many guises, and fall into various categories. The articles in this section focus on externalizing problems such as ADHD, aggression, hyperactivity and oppositional defiant behaviors.

Internalizing Behaviors.

The child behavior problems in this section focus on internalizing problems such as anxiety and depression. Young people with internalizing problems do not always show their internal distress. They tend to be compliant and their psychological distress may go unnoticed.

  1. Anxiety Disorders in Children
  2. Child Anxiety
  3. A Child Anxiety Disorder

Learning Problems

The child behavior problems in this section are associated with concerns that  young person may show learning in school, and achieving academically.  Various neuropsychological processing deficiencies may lie at the heart of these concerns. These may include sensori-motor or visual-spatial  difficulties and/or memory weaknesses, or executive function concerns and poor processing speed skills .

PTSD & Complex Trauma

The child behavior concerns in this section are associated with a range of behaviors that are symptomatic of trauma. These include trauma symptoms associated with  chronic, ongoing, complex forms of trauma or a single acute traumatic event.

Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury

In this section we discuss the behavioral, and neuro-cognitive concerns, along with the learning problems that can be associated with a concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury.