There is a need for development of a working understanding of a child’s behaviour in order to create meaningful methods of responding to behaviours of children.
Different people have different opinions regarding different behaviour exhibited by children. This results in the people in the environment of the child having dilemmas about whether the child’s behaviour is generally acceptable (Pacer.org, 2014). The child may display a negative behaviour but the views of the family members may not agree on the seriousness of the problem. Many guardians fear the inappropriate labeling of their child as a result of their child’s behaviour. As such, they may try to talk to a friend or relative to find out whether they also experience the same problems with their kids. Comparisons are made to establish whether the behaviours are normal. There are three most common causes for concern among parents regarding the behaviour of children. These are:
Generally, certain behaviours are normal when displayed by children of a specific age (Antisocial Behaviour and Conduct Disorders in Children and Young People, 2013, p. 19). For example, it is not quite normal for a five-year old to display behaviours that are usually associated with two year olds. In a normal scenario, children of the same age may have different behaviours due to the attainment of emotional milestones at different ages. However, the deviation that may be regarded as extreme from the normal age appropriate behaviour is a definite red flag and a cause for concern (Pacer.org, 2014). In such a scenario, support can be offered to the child to try and rectify the negative behaviour. This may be in the form of allowing the child to play with kids who may be considered to suit his or her age bracket. This will allow the kids to recognize which behaviours are acceptable for them.
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