5% of children ages 4–17 presents with behavioral problems, serious difficulties with emotions, concentration, or being able to get along with other people.
- Do you feel concerned about your child's behavior?
- Has your child stopped listening to you?
- Is your child argumentative, defiant, unreasonable, angry or hostile?
- Does your child have unexplained behavioral changes?
Does your child show lack of respect for authority?
- Does your child throw regular tantrums?
It is common that children have some temporary behavioral problems due to stress. For example a move, a new sibling, parents separation, or a new school may cause a child to act out. Children may act out as a way to express painful, confusing feelings that they are unable to verbalize. Children Behavioral problems can also be a sign of a learning disability, ADHD, depression or anxiety. If you’re questioning whether or not your child may need help, have your child evaluated by a professional. NYCCPS can help you identify effective discipline techniques, as well as to improve the quality of the relationship with your child.
All parents want their children to be happy and well-adjusted. But parents also want them to be respectful and obedient. When your child or teen does not respect you, the relationship may feel like a constant struggle, a power battle, and a constant disconnection. We understand that sometimes you may feel negatively judged by others when you interact with your child or teen. We recognized that is a challenging role. NYCCPS can help you reconnect with your child and build a caring and supportive environment for your family.
Spend less time criticizing your child, and more time offering praise. Negative feedback undermines a child's self-confidence, and triggers defensive and uncooperative behaviors. Specific and genuine praise will facilitate reconnection with your child, and he or she will be more willing to cooperate and connect with you.