All young children can be naughty and impulsive from time to time. However, some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviors which are out of the norm of their age. And working on this writing was to tell you people that every single person or a young child suffer from this. This makes nothing but a black bread to the society.
According to the research, result which I have got is that there are three common behavioral disorder in children which can loose its extent with the time. The most common includes:
Opposition defiant disorder:
This includes children of 12 or under 12 age. It is most likely to be happens in boys outnumbering girls. Some of the typical behaviors of ODD includes:
● Easily angered, annoyed or irritated
● Frequent temper tantrums
● Argues frequently with adults, particularly their own family members such as their parents
● Refuse to obey
● Seeks to blame others for their misfortune or misdeeds
● Low self-esteem
Children with conduct disorder are often judges as ‘bad kids’ because of their bad and unethical behavior and refusal to the rules. Some of the typical behaviors of CD includes:
● Frequent refusal to obey parents or other authority figures
● Repeated truancy
● Tendency to use drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol, at a very early age
● Lack of empathy for others
● Being aggressive to animals and other people or showing sadistic behaviors including bullying and physical or sexual abuse
● Keenness to start physical fights
● Using weapons in physical fights
● Frequent lying
● Criminal behavior such as stealing, deliberately lighting fires, breaking into houses and vandalism
● A tendency to run away from home
● Suicidal tendencies, although these are more rare.
Attention deficient hyperactivity disorder:
Around two to five per cent of children are thought to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with boys outnumbering girls by three to one. The characteristics of ADHD can include:
● Inattention: difficulty concentrating, forgetting instructions, moving from one task to another without completing anything.
● Impulsive: talking over the top of others, having a ‘short fuse’, being accident-prone.
● Over activity: constant restlessness and fidgeting.
Risk factors in children’s behavioral disorder:
The causes of these three disorders are unknown but some of the risk factors include:
● Gender: boys are much more likely to have these issues than girls. The cause is unknown but it shows that it is likely to have because of genetic situations or linked to socialization experiences.
● Gestation and birth: difficult pregnancies or premature birth and low birth weight may contribute to some cases to the child’s behavior later on in life.
● Temperament: children who are difficult to manage, temperamental or aggressive from an early age are more likely to develop behavioral disorders later in life.
● Family life: behavioral disorders are more likely in dysfunctional families. For example, a child is at increased risk in families where domestic violence, poverty, poor parenting skills or substance abuse are a problem.
● Learning difficulties: problems with reading and writing are often associated with behavior problems.
● Intellectual disabilities: children with intellectual disabilities are twice as likely to have behavioral disorders.
● Brain development: studies have shown that areas of the brain that control attention appear to be less active in children with ADHD.
Diagnosis of children’s behavioral disorder:
Disruptive behavioral disorders are complicated and may include many different factors working in combination. For example, a child who exhibits the delinquent behaviors of CD may also have ADHD, anxiety, depression, and a difficult home life.
Diagnosis methods may include:
- Diagnosis by a specialist service, which may include a pediatrician, psychologist or child psychiatrist
- In-depth interviews with the parents, child and teachers
- Behavior check lists or standardized questionnaires.
It is important to rule out acute stress causing reasons that might be disrupting the child’s behavior. For example, a sick parent or victimizing by other children might be responsible for sudden changes in a child’s typical behavior and these factors have to be considered initially.
Treatment of behavioral disorder in children:
Untreated children with behavioral disorders may grow up to be dysfunctional adults. Generally, the earlier the intervention, the better the outcome is likely to be.
A large study in the United States, conducted for the National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of School Education Programs, showed that carefully designed medication management and behavioral treatment for ADHD improved all measures of behavior in school and at home.
Treatment is usually multifaceted and depends on the particular disorder and factors contributing to it, but may include:
●Parental education: for example, teaching parents how to communicate with and manage their children.
●Family therapy: the entire family is helped to improve communication and problem-solving skills.
●Cognitive behavioral therapy: to help the child to control their thoughts and behavior.
●Social training: the child is taught important social skills, such as how to have a conversation or play cooperatively with others.
●Anger management: the child is taught how to recognize the signs of their growing frustration and given a range of coping skills designed to defuse their anger and aggressive behavior. Relaxation techniques and stress management skills are also taught.
●Support for associated problems: for example, a child with a learning difficulty will benefit from professional support.
●Encouragement: many children with behavioral disorders experience repeated failures at school and in their interactions with others. Encouraging the child to excel in their particular talents (such as sport) can help to build self-esteem.
●Medication: to help control impulsive behaviors.
My personal experience:
I myself have suffered from these disorders at a time of age. I was helpless. Sometimes there are incidents which took place and left you shook for a long time. Yes I suffered them. Some of them were family issues and some of them were the one I received from my own society. Our society makes us helpless. If you aren’t from one of these but society will make you one. We really need to take stand for our young generation and make them rise again. When I suffered these I lose my self-esteem, my confidence. And still out of 100 people 95% population suffers! There is a lack of confidence in every child which make them thinks that “I can’t do this, or he/she is better from me.” Yes I suffered when my mother wasn’t well enough. My family problems. It is nothing to be ashamed of because it is much common in every family and it might effect.
When these all gather in a single mind everyone suffers. Let’s not make our young generation fond of this. They need to know that these problems might effect their life and career. Families shall give support to their children. Family communication shall be enhanced. Parents should know about the problems of their children. The situations they are facing or going through.
And from my point of view I think that the most common cause of child’s changed behavior is nutrition. Food that is not properly provided to the children is the cause I can clearly see. When a person is not fed properly, no proper vitamins or nutrition is given it effects the brain very badly and then body changes automatically.
So in order to bring a change we first need to fill those empty stomach’s and then we need to change the lifestyle which we are adopting in a wrong manner.
Actually I just thought of a thing which usually comes across my mind always and it’s kinda funny that people who visits psychologists here in Pakistan are termed as mentally unstable people. And I ask why? Here in Pakistan there is an emerging need of psychologists because people do need them a lot and believe me they really help? and I need to tell you people that people who visit psychologists are not mentally unstable they just need little help to overcome their fears, emotional tantrums, anxiety attacks and their is much more to express.
So finally I need you people to go get up if you really think you are going through this stress. I have been gone through and even I am not mad or mentally unstable but I myself have faced these, so i would recommend you people to sit back and just think if you aren’t well enough so what would be the future you would handling?
❤ Never give upon yourself ❤
I hope you people find it useful and for any further questions do contact me or comment on the section box I would answer your problems and would tell you people that how can you overcome your emotional stress because these problems are not only faced by children infact in adults too so feel free to ask anything❤?