Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

How do you Deal With Challenging Behaviour?

by thriftyfrugalfun (follow)
Thrifty is a mum of 3 who is passionate about living a happy, simple and frugal life. You can read her blog at: thriftyfrugalfun.blogspot.com.
Any age (62)      Parenting (147)      Behaviour (18)      Emotions (12)      Question (18)     


toddler tantrum
VanessaQ- Wikimedia Commons


There are various stages in childhood development that can trigger sudden outbursts of challenging or defiant behaviour. As a parent it can be difficult to see your child distressed or emotional.

What are some ideas or solutions on dealing with this?


#Behaviour
#Any Age
#Question
#Parenting
#Emotions
I like this Question - 5
[ Submit an Answer ]
Top Answers
Love, love and more love! Empathy and consistency are key, as is letting my child know that I listen to him and try to understand why he is behaving in a particular way. We also try to find solutions to challenging behaviour together, so that he is involved and feels validated. Also, I see myself as a role model so when I am upset, angry or frustrated, I don't hide these emotions from him but tell him how I am feeling and also discuss how I cope with them without hurting or upsetting other people. And I am very careful to apologise after doing anything that might have caused hurt!
Absolutely!
My children are aged 8, 13 and 15. I find that setting clear boundaries and expectations helps them know what is behaviour is or is not acceptable.
After the situation I've found it useful to talk about what has happened so that I can understand the trigger and we can discuss acceptable future behavior. Time out works for a tantrum as sometimes it just gives my some time to chill out and to calm himself. I see this as less of a punishment and just what he personally needs to calm himself down.
Absolutely! I also use chill out time for my youngest son. We have an indoor tee pee that he will go and sit in when he needs to calm down.
I've found that yelling doesn't accomplish very much, so talking and helping them to understand the situation more. When I have yelled, all I have done is set the bar for the volume of the tantrum, and this doesn't help. Instead, I try to find a way to help my child calm down and then talk it through.
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by thriftyfrugalfun
Pregnancy and childbirth can be a wonderful and exciting time in any woman's life, but it can also l...
132 views
Around the holiday season it can be fun to do some Christmas themed activities with your children
180 views
Sibling rivalry is the fighting, competition and jealousy which occurs between siblings
3 answers
Hosting a birthday party can be expensive
427 views
All children born into this world are different and unique beings, so it makes perfect sense that on...
296 views
Earning and managing money is an important skill for children to learn
71 views
view all articles by thriftyfrugalfun
Articles by thriftyfrugalfun on Other Hubs
ID: 21672
Trending Articles
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
6586 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
2795 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
8365 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1305 views
As a parent, your options for your childs career used to be a trade, a university degree, or a non-s...
75 views
Are you a new parent looking to purchase a proper family car? The answer to your worries is getting ...
70 views
All of us, if we are honest, believe it is important to show others kindness
67 views
Now that this school term is well underway, many of our calls in the last few weeks have been ...
91 views
There is nothing more likely to catapult an issue of child development or behaviour techniques int...
68 views
Categories
Parenting (147)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (29)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (8)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version