Why is my kid acting out?

August 05
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Why is my kid acting out like that?

2 Answers:

Lesandro71 avatar

They can be looking for attention and do not care if it is positive or negative. This can happen at home or at school. They know that getting in trouble will get their one-on-one time with whoever they are seeking out. This is especially common after major changes, such as getting a new sibling. It can also be a sign of mental disorders, such as ADHD. 

Another possibility is that they are bored. If they are acting out at home, they may feel they are not engaged or entertained enough. Scheduling time with your child while also helping them be patient and play on their own can help. If they are consistently acting out in a class, they may be too ahead or behind their peers to stay engaged and need additional help. 

These two articles will help you explore possible reasons behind your kid's behaviors. Speaking with their school and medical professionals could help, as well. 



Queenmix11 avatar

Kids struggle to express emotions – especially negative ones. They often have huge emotions in little bodies and do not know how to appropriately handle them yet. This can lead to tantrums and defiance. While it is important for children to know what behavior is and isn't acceptable, speaking to them about how they were feeling before, during, and after the incident can help. The triggers and emotions are identified, and healthier ways of coping can be discussed. 

In some cases, it can also be linked to mental health or developmental disorders. Sensory overload can send children into a meltdown that they don't know how to express. If the child is consistently acting out at school in a certain class, such as math or reading, they could be having an overly difficult time with the subject and need additional help. 

These two reasons and five others are discussed further in this article. I hope this helps give you a starting point for getting to the bottom of the problem.

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