Do you want to increase your understanding about child behavior, and how to build psychological resilience and well being in children, adolescents and young people? The articles below enhance understanding of child behavior and how to promote positive psychological outcomes in young people.
Child behavior problems span a range of psychological problems in young people. These range from school and learning problems, to social, emotional and behavioral problems.
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Social interactions, in particular, those involving the significant adults in a child's life, shape the child's brain, and how it functions.This, in turn, predisposes the child to behave in specific ways when faced with various situations and/or the stressors in his life
When the child enjoys positive attachment bonds, she is likely to show healthy coping skills and demonstrate positive social interactions with others. Conversely, when the child develops an insecure attachment bond with his primary caregivers, she is more likely to show behavior problems, and poor coping strategies.
Similarly, behavior problems in children, like
difficulties managing emotions, paying attention or concentrating,
or social or learning problems, are often reactions to stress. These
concerning behaviors serve as protective strategies, which the child
relies on to defend against the stressors and threats he perceives.The
adolescent or child lacks healthy coping strategies, and is unsure of how
to proceed in positive ways to ease his fears and distress. He resorts to faulty coping strategies that often manifest as child behavior problems.
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