"Today there are a number of children with behavioral issues such as, insubordination to parents, displays of aggression, and selfish, disrespectful conduct”.
Although parenting involves loving and caring for children, it is also important to instill self-control in children through teaching them rules and self-discipline.
Behavioral Problems in Children
In cases where parents are inconsistent and the child may simply not listen, it is recommended to seek professional consultation to explore different ways to adjust unwanted behavior. In shaping proper behavior in children parents or caregivers must realize that it is an important job that includes control, rules, and discipline. These will have a positive effect on the child’s development. However, the assertion of control should be too balanced; neither too strict, nor too lenient, and adjusted to the personalities and emotions involved in any particular situation. Some parents may find it hard to control their own emotions which make it difficult for them to effectively discipline their child. In such cases, it is advisable to consult an expert or ask another caregiver to intervene. Children that receive care, love, and warmth, combined with appropriate rules and discipline will have better personal development, be more independent, and be better able to control their emotions. This will allow them to develop good relationships with other children and relate well to older people and thus better fit into society.
Child Health Center
4th Floor Bangkok Hospital
Open Daily: 09.00 – 20.00