All too often, when we try assessing kids, we forget to look at the many influencing factors that come into play. Yes, the child can be unruly, moody and sometimes downright mean, but where does this all start?
It's very easy for parents to point fingers at a child's environment, their friends, the school system and an assortment of other, often unrelated, pressures. Children, however, are very resilient and adaptable and will be able to cope with many outside influences given the right tools.
Sometimes the tools are unavailable to the child because the parents never had them in their possession to begin with. The parents were never taught or simply did not grow up in a nurturing environment.
Hopefully, the pages listed below will give you some short cut reading to help make you more aware of things kids and parents do that get confused when studying child behaviour.
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Breaking a bad mood
Squeezing creative juices from young writers
Ensuring good self esteem
When you are lacking confidence, you need a boost?
Teach your child friend proofing
Teach them respect and they'll police themselves
Simple motivation techniques
Discipline: Not a means, butt an end
Corporal punishment can be hit or miss
Try unbiased parenting to establish firm rules
Be sure to correct bad behaviour
You're just being a troublemaker
Your child needs to release hostility
Addressing a growing indifference to violence
Enrich their lives by example
Avoid the prize-winning mentality
Getting one's attention
The benefits of writing short stories
Just talk to them
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