Why Kids Misbehave
Kids use their behavior to show how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking. Often, they’re communicating something through their behavior that they aren’t necessarily able to verbalize.
Why do kids misbehave? While there may be many reasons for kids misbehaving, here are some that every parent must consider.
They have an irregular/unhealthy diet.
What kids eat has an effect on how they behave. Doctors have been saying it for years, but it’s true—healthy eating encourages better behavior.
They Want Attention
When parents talk on the phone, visit with friends or family, or are otherwise occupied, kids feel left out. Throwing a tantrum, whining, or hitting a sibling is a great way to attract attention.
They are being negatively influenced
This could be from the shows or movies they watch, the games they play, or the friends they spend time with. Kids are great imitators of what they see and hear.
They have too much screen time
Kids are spending more time in front of screens and less time in actual physical activity, and sadly, it can affect both their health and their behavior. According to the research, elementary children spending more than two hours a day on screen time are more likely to struggle with obesity and behavioral problems.
To Show Their Independence
As a kid they learn to do more things on their own, they often want to show off their new skills. Tweens also are known for their attempts to be independent. They may become more argumentative and may behave disrespectfully at times.
They Have Underlying Mental Health Issues
Sometimes children have underlying mental health issues that contribute to behavior problems. Kids may have struggle to follow directions and behave impulsively. Underlying anxiety or depression can also contribute to behavior problems
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