How to Handle Child Behavior Problems – Learn to Listen to Your Child

Raising a child can be challenging, especially when dealing with child behavior problems. These problems include defiance, aggression, temper tantrums and other negative behaviors. Parents must know how to handle these problems early on or they will have a hard time modifying their child’s behavior later on. One important thing that parents must learn is to listen to the child wholeheartedly.

Normally, when a child misbehaves, parents tend to react instantly. They get easily annoyed especially when they are busy doing something. The next scene might involve yelling and screaming both by the parent and the child. The parent might resort to time-outs, punishment and other discipline techniques. What you can expect is a stressed parent and an unhappy child.

The best approach for parents for times like these is non-reaction. Controlling the emotion is important so as parents will not respond negatively like yelling. Parents should understand that the child is not really targeting to bother them. There is something that the child that needs to be addressed right away.

It is up to the parent to talk to the child and listen what is the problem he or she is currently experiencing. It could be hunger or any physical pain. They might be having difficulty doing something like fixing a toy that they need your help. They might need to know how to do certain thing and they want you to guide them.

By learning to listen to the child, a parent will know how to address the root of the child behavior problems. It could easily be tackled without the stress and frustration on the part of the parent.

Are you having problems dealing with your misbehaving child? Learn the child discipline techniques from a recommended parenting program. For more information, go to the Happy Child Guide review site and discover if this program can indeed solve your parenting problems.

An Attention Span – Your Child’s Basic Foundation For Success in School and in Life

“May I have your attention?” With that request made daily in thousands of classrooms, teachers make an important assumption: Attention must be given from within the child. The ability to mentally focus, attend, and sustain concentration is an internal process within the human brain-mind. Because it’s an internal ability the human attention span has to be protected, nudged, and nurtured along in childhood and adolescence. The right ingredients from the external world will ensure the attention’s span development. The wrong ingredients can hinder its development, and even extinguish it. =>

Child Development and Helping Your Child Excel In Life

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Reducing bullying and cyber bullying

Ten easy tips for educators can help prevent bullying in schools and online

This fall, there are new and revamped laws in many states that address K-12 bullying and cyber bullying. In Massachusetts, we have one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching laws in the country. As in many states, K-12 teachers in Massachusetts have new responsibilities to respond to, report, and address bullying and cyber bullying. Here at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC), we’ve developed 10 tips to help faculty cope with what can seem an overwhelming task.

Later School Start Time May Make Better Students

Would starting school 30 minutes later make better students? Researchers in Rhode Island have published a study that suggests it might.

Dr. Judith Owens and her colleagues studied 201 high school students who had their school start time delayed from 8:00 am to 8:30 am. Before and then two months after the switch, the students completed a survey that asked about their sleep habits.

After the change to the later school start time: read more …

Causes and Correlates of Girls’ Delinquency

By Margaret A. Zahn, Robert Agnew, Diana Fishbein, Shari Miller, Donna-Marie Winn, Gayle Dakoff, Candace Kruttschnitt, Peggy Giordano, Denise C. Gottfredson, Allison A. Payne, Barry C. Feld, and Meda Chesney-Lind

According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from 1991 to 2000,
arrests of girls increased more (or decreased less) than arrests of boys for most types
of offenses. By 2004, girls accounted for 30 percent of all juvenile arrests. However,
questions remain about whether these trends reflect an actual increase in girls’
delinquency or changes in societal responses to girls’ behavior. To find answers to
these questions, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention convened the
Girls Study Group to establish a theoretical and empirical foundation to guide the development,
testing, and dissemination of strategies to reduce or prevent girls’ involvement
in delinquency and violence.

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A new US study shows a significant percentage of sex offenses against minors are committed by minors:

Juvenile predators: New study
Written by Anne Collier
January 05, 2010

Much has been reported (often with hype and inaccuracy) about “pedophiles” or “predators,” with people thinking these terms only refer to adults. But a new study released by the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention offers quite a reality check. “It is important to understand that a substantial portion of these offenses are committed by other minors who do not fit the image” those terms tend to conjure up, according to the report, “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors,” by David Finkelhor (director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire), Richard Ormrod, and Mark Chaffin.

Here are some key findings:

* More than a third (35.6%) of those known to police to have committed sex offenses against minors are juveniles (though “juvenile sex offenders account for only 3.1% of all juvenile offenders and 7.4% of all violent juvenile offenders”).

* “Juveniles who commit sex offenses against other children are more likely than adult sex offenders to offend in groups and at schools and to have more male victims and younger victims.”

* “Early adolescence [particularly ages 12-14] is the peak age for offenses against younger children. Offenses against teenagers surge during mid-to-late adolescence, while offenses against victims under age 12 decline.”

* One out of eight juvenile offenders – are under 12.

* 7% of juvenile offenders are females.

* “Females are found more frequently among younger youth than older youth who commit sex offenses. This group’s offenses involve more multiple-victim and multiple-perpetrator episodes, and they are more likely to have victims who are family members or males.”

* 77.2% of juvenile offenses committed by females occur at home and 68.2% of such offenses committed by males occur at home.

* Several intervention strategies have already been proven effective in reducing recividism among child and teen offenders, and this was encouraging:”Researchers found that one brief treatment for preteens reduced the risk of future sex offenses to levels comparable with those of children who had no history of inappropriate sexual behavior.”

The only reference to the Internet in the report is the recommendation that it be used to get “prevention and deterrence messages” to youth.

Source: Connect Safely

Antidote for kids’ antisocial behaviors

A school-based intervention program for young children who display an antisocial behavior pattern or show clear signs of developing one has proven effective at encouraging positive interactions with teachers, parents, and peers, according to a new study.

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