Reasons behind bad behavior in kids

Lisa Gonsalves, MA Behavior Therapist, explains for parents some of the main reasons that can be behind bad behavior in children and offers advice to help parents with the troubling behavior
Expert Parenting Advice | Reasons Why Kids Behave Badly
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Reasons behind bad behavior in kids

Comment
139
Like
139
Transcription: 
Behavior modification and token economies are effective for all kinds of people and all kinds of populations. They found it is very effective with even adults with a mental retardation. You can teach an old dog new tricks, so to speak. If you are using this with your child and you are finding that it is not as effective and you know you are being consistent with it, then you have to consider other circumstances which might be motivated by nutrition, health issues that they cannot articulate. That can motivate bad behaviors. You might want to get professional help. There might be another diagnoses that you haven't considered, where they might need a prescription for a condition that they have. You can look at other extenuating circumstances if you find that you have really been consistent and you are still seeing some troubling behaviors.

Lisa Gonsalves, MA Behavior Therapist, explains for parents some of the main reasons that can be behind bad behavior in children and offers advice to help parents with the troubling behavior

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Lisa Gonsalves, MA

Behavior Therapist

In her career in youth development, Lisa Gonsalves, MA, has served youth populations across the globe over the past 25 years. Her professional experience includes creating, developing, and administering a variety of programs, development systems, and methods for young people as coordinator, counselor, and instructor for ages four through 24.  The various youth populations she has served include school age children with behavioral or mental heath diagnoses, urban and rural at-risk adolescents, foreign students, gay youth, socio-economically underprivileged, and middle class youth. She has a master’s degree in Social Policy for Youth Services.

More Parenting Videos from Lisa Gonsalves, MA >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter