Examine multiple individuals when assessing kids

All too often, when we try assessing kids, we forget to look at the many influencing factors that come into play. Yes, the child can be unruly, moody and sometimes downright mean, but where does this all start?

It's very easy for parents to point fingers at a child's environment, their friends, the school system and an assortment of other, often unrelated, pressures. Children, however, are very resilient and adaptable and will be able to cope with many outside influences given the right tools.

Sometimes the tools are unavailable to the child because the parents never had them in their possession to begin with. The parents were never taught or simply did not grow up in a nurturing environment.

Hopefully, the pages listed below will give you some short cut reading to help make you more aware of things kids and parents do that get confused when studying child behaviour.

If you would rather find references to particular key phrases or words, feel free to search the whole site instead.

Breaking a bad mood

Squeezing creative juices from young writers

Ensuring good self esteem

When you are lacking confidence, you need a boost?

Teach your child friend proofing

Teach them respect and they'll police themselves

Simple motivation techniques

Discipline: Not a means, butt an end

Corporal punishment can be hit or miss

Try unbiased parenting to establish firm rules

Be sure to correct bad behaviour

You're just being a troublemaker

Your child needs to release hostility

Addressing a growing indifference to violence

Enrich their lives by example

Avoid the prize-winning mentality

Getting one's attention

The benefits of writing short stories

Just talk to them

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