How do you know that your child is immune to problem conduct? Are you up to speed on what is going on?
Let me give you a couple of examples about problem behavior. Maryland has just passed into law stiffer penalties for anybody in possession of kid pornography. As lots of children are into ‘sexting’ with their mobile phones, that is exchanging nude photos, they might get caught up in a kid pornography ring. That could spell problem behavior with a capital P, if that were to happen. Forewarned is forearmed but you can get help with how to deal with this in any child behavior modification plan that will help you to monitor your kids’ use of phones and Internet.
The second kind of problem conduct which could arise is the possibility of drug addiction among children. I was very shocked to understand only about 4% of parents believe that their sons and daughters of 9 -11 years old could possibly be into the drugs scene. The real figure comes from the kids themselves simply because their statistics put the figure at 25% ! The parents’ figure is incredibly low because they themselves don’t wish to think it and subconsciously shut out warning indicators.
How on earth can you tell that your kid may be experimenting with drugs? Here are a couple of points to look out for. Keep an eye out for marijuana joints or anything else connected with drug addiction. If these are being left around, it might be an indication that they are no longer in control of their addiction. Has there been any trouble with the law recently such as a shoplifting charge or some other minor offence?. If you will find signs in a change of habits such as no longer participating in some sports or church activities and you notice some new friends on the scene, this might be an additional indicator. If your kid is sullen and or depressed and very defensive about his activities and movements, this might be an additional warning sign. Changes in appetite , burn marks on lips or skin and sores that you never noticed before might be other signs. Last but not least, if they have money difficulties or refuse to tell you how they are spending their allowance, this might be an additional red light.
There might be other signs of problem behavior which have nothing to do with drugs or child pornography and that will seem minor in comparison with the above scenarios. But problem behavior such as lying, bullying, aggression, violent conduct, frequent meltdowns are all indicators that there’s a issue. The best way out of all this is to obtain help and to seek out a child behavior modification plan which will help you to get back in control and ensure that your kid or teenager is on the road to becoming a responsible well balanced adult.