Managing challenging behaviour can be very difficult for any parent. We all have different ways of dealing with difficult behaviour or challenging children.
Children express there feelings in very different ways and sometimes behaviour can be a trigger for something else that might be going on for example a health problem or friendship issues at school.
If you are experiences difficulty in your children behaviour and your discipline procedures are not working at home or if your childs school day is being disrupted by their behaviour or if socialising with family and friends is not a pleasant experience.
What help can we get?
Talk to your child on there terms without making judgements.
Ask for advice and guidance from your school. Your childs school will have a member of staff who can advise and guide you and offer you support to help you and your child.
Talk to your doctors and raise your concerns if it is effecting your childs mental health and to help you as a parent.
We all need help and guidance, parenting is a very difficult task and challenges are normal.
Use the resources, links below to find more information.
Empowering Parents is a website committed to providing parents and carers advice using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It covers some of the most difficult child behavior issues parents are facing. Find articles on: aggression, anger, disrespect, temper tantrums, sibling rivalry to homework challenges.
Family Lives is a Charity that offers family support services through a helpline, but they offer tailored support for specific areas, for example child behaviour. Find advice and guidance on: discipline, dealing with pester power, stealing and lying, making new friends and violence in schools.
We all feel angry sometimes, often when there’s a good reason. Uncontrolled anger can be harmful, but you can learn to manage it. Young Minds helps to tackle the reasons and understand and help to find techniques to help you to support your child.
CBeebies has devised some great techniques to help your child relax, when they are feeling anxious or stressed. Simple techniques like laughing out loud, watching the clouds, breathing exercises and stretching exercises. Click here to read.
The reward charts have been designed by the Supernanny TV show expert advisors. Download them and use them at home. Print off colour, black and white or use them as an activity colour sheet to do together.
10 Simple ways to improve your childs behaviour- acknowledging your childs efforts, using positive body language, use humour, remind your child that they should be proud of themselves, empathy, good role model etc.
Young Minds has a parent helpline if you are worried about a child or young person? Call their free helpline for confidential, expert advice.
Bridge the Gap is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the mental health of children, parents and teachers in Derby City and beyond. Find out about free drop in sessions if you have concerns regarding your childs behaviour, sleep, emotional development, well-being or mental health.