Though the arrival of a new baby is generally thought of as a joyous occasion, the first two years of a child’s life can be very demanding for parents of a new child. Parents will need to deal with a whole host of developmental issues, including tantrums, potty training, establishing routines and ensuring that all his basic needs are met.
However hard parents struggle to do what is best for their troubled and troublesome teenager, too often there comes a point when parents’ willingness to help and understand him gives way to feelings of despair and frustration. In order to help their teenage children effectively, parents themselves need support and guidance.
Bad parenting is usually the root cause of problem children. I prefer the concept child problems over the concept problem children because a child is not always the obstructing factor as the origin of the problem is not always the child.
No person enjoys being spoken down to, and this includes children. Children need to be spoken to firmly but not harshly and you need to get their buy in and ‘close the deal’. Usually parents will resort to shouting, screaming and punishing children for their behavior.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) amongst others are all symptomatically diagnosed disorders.
“I have moved my classes from simply teaching to a warm style of parenting. In the process feel more in touch with my classes. No one falls through the cracks”. – Baillie Fraenkel