Parenting can be both a gift and a responsibility that must be taken seriously by anyone once they get their child. It is a continuous process that could end when the child attains 18 years of age however that does not mean your children cannot come to you for advice and guidance. Parents have to be attentive to the kind of behavior their children are developing especially away from their supervision. Enrolling them in behaviour help classes and therapeutic help seems the ideal strategy to tackle some of the conditions highlighted below. Reaching out to teachers in school might just give you a clue on which behavior modeling strategy to use for your child. In this guide are some of the few behavioral types the modern-day child may depict during their day to day life as they grow.
Anxiety is a major problem for most children and adults who experience fear and worries that could go on for a long period of time. When unchecked, the condition affects both the learning and general life of the child. Some of the signs of anxiety to look for in a child include panic attacks, fear of going to school or meeting some people, constant fear of bad happenings, and even fear of separation from a guardian or parent. There are different forms of therapeutic help you should embrace to help your child regain their confidence for even better performance in school and out-of-school activities.
Opposition Defiant Disorder
By far this is among the most undesirable traits you would want for your child to develop. The affected child could be unable to stay and play safely with other children in school or at home. It is however a condition that is diagnosed mostly in children below the age of eight where it thrives as they grow. If not tackled early enough, the condition might persist to adulthood with signs and symptoms including failure to comply with requests or orders, getting into arguments repeatedly, not taking responsibility for mistakes done, and being resentful in general.
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
This condition is worldly known as ADHD in abbreviation and can affect both adults and children. The conditions to observe for ADHD include symptoms and signs like daydreaming, over-talking, fidgeting, mindless risk-taking, forgetfulness, and even inability to get along well with other children. ADHD can easily affect the focus and the performance of your child in school should it go on unnoticed by the parent. It is one of the behavior disorders that can affect a child all the way into their adulthood assuming no action is taken to correct the same.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
After experiencing a traumatic situation that causes stress and depression, some children do not have it in them to regain their normal selves afterward. Unfortunately, the side effects of the trauma might continue to manifest for the rest of their lives, especially in the case where it is not addressed when the child is young. The common signs of PTSD in children include insomnia, inability to be excited, being emotionally unavailable, avoiding places where the trauma even happened, being easily agitated, and even becoming easily triggered by an almost similar situation.
Children have the hardest time coming to terms with traumatic situations in their lives. You are better off staying alert as a parent to not miss out on any of the above signs that could go ahead to mold your child negatively as they grow up. Finding therapeutic and medical intervention could easily be what you need to offer them as the assistance needed to regain their normal mood and activeness.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.