Things to Keep in Mind when Your Child is “Acting Up.”

Stressors from in or outside the home often contribute to a child’s problematic behavior. It can help for parents to follow one or more of these suggestions if possible:

1. identify and lessen the troubling circumstances
2. respond empathically when a child is “misbehaving”
3. acknowledge and explain the difficulties
4. set up opportunities for young ones to communicate through play or discussion.