Difficult Behavior

Every child misbehaves from time to time. This is always distressing to us as parents because we would all like to be perfect parents of perfect children!

There are many reasons for a child’s misbehaviour, and many ways for parents to help the child improve. Difficult behaviour includes:

  • using bad language,
  • behaving aggressively or violently,
  • destroying property,
  • lying,
  • stealing,
  • refusing to cooperate with necessary tasks, such as getting dressed in the morning, going to bed at night or doing school work.

The information on this page is courtesy of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)