Parenting - Behaviour | 3-16 yrs

Why Does My Child Misbehave?

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Temper tantrums, whining, disobeying, not listening and power struggles. Such behaviours can drive parents crazy. But, why do children misbehave?

According to an article titled ‘Why do children really misbehave?’ written by Amy McCready in, “When a child doesn’t feel a strong sense of belonging, she will act out in ways that she (mistakenly) believes will give her the emotional connection and positive attention she craves.” In other words, when children feel that their parents are not paying enough attention or their parents do not consider them important enough, they indulge in such behaviours. Also, there are several other reasons for children misbehaving. says that children’s main job is to figure out how their complex world works. In order to master the things they need to at each developmental level, they will test their parents. Some warning signs are obvious, but others are harder to detect or may be mistaken for normal rebellion. Therefore, it is important for parents to understand what their children are trying to convey by indulging in such behaviours and take remedial action.

According to an article titled ‘1 Thing You Should Never Say to Your Child’ written by Sharon Silver in, “When your child behaves badly, try asking her if what she did was kind. Was it safe? Was it respectful? These three questions begin the process of change and teaching — without categorizing or labeling.”

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