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Behaviour Problems in Young Children: Assessment and by Jo Douglas

By Jo Douglas

This complete account of emotional and behavioural difficulties in young ones can also be a pragmatic advisor to the overview and administration of such little ones. it will likely be important to all health and wellbeing pros.

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Their confidence in themselves as parents increases and their relationship with their child improves. The attribution of the positive changes to their own efforts is important so that they feel confident in managing without the help of a professional. It is the therapist’s task to emphasize how capable the parent has become and encourage them to continue. Learning to anticipate The child Parents of well-behaved children use consistent and effective management methods and so are predictable in their reactions.

He was the only child of an Asian couple who were living with the father’s parents. The mother was very distressed at the living arrangements as she was the housemaid for the whole extended family and had very little time to spend with her son. The grandparents completely dominated the boy and gave him high levels of attention for his difficult behaviour. The only time the mother spent with the boy was during meal-times and she had become so anxious about him eating sufficient quantities that she hovered over him and interfered with his eating pattern.

When children have not been warned that their parent is going to ignore them rather than shout at them the rate of their difficult behaviour may temporarily increase (Sajwaj and Dillon 1976). This is because they have not yet learned the new rules and are still trying old techniques of gaining reactions from their parents. They will try harder for a period until they realize that this strategy no longer works. Parents can give up during this process feeling that the plan is not working or even making the problem worse.

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