Disruptive Children Do Not Outgrow It Without Help Some researchers have argued that disruptive behaviors in children are developmentally appropriate and that children will outgrow them. The findings of a new study by researchers at West Virginia University suggest otherwise.
Disruptive Disorders Disruptive disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, are characterized by antisocial behavior and, as such, seem to be a collection of behaviors rather than a coherent pattern of mental dysfunction. (located half way down page)From the Surgeon General government site.
Insights about violent and anti-social children We see a lot of violent, impulsive young children. In the weeks before we evaluated Brandon, we had seen many children under the age of 7 who were exhibiting some violent behavior. We do see many more impulsive children because thats part of the attention deficit disorder (ADD) syndrome. From PBS.
Raising Children to Resist Violence Research has shown that violent or aggressive behavior is often learned early in life. However, parents, family members, and others who care for children can help them learn to deal with emotions without using violence. Parents and others can also take steps to reduce or minimize violence.
STAFF PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CHILDREN Sometimes there may be a child that does not co-operate with the others or is often rude, becoming a disruptive influence on the group. The difficult child often has problems in other parts of life and needs understanding and care, as well as discipline.
Taking the Bully by the Horns Taking The Bully By The Horns" is a self-help book/web site dedicated to helping children/young teens deal with Bullies/Self-esteem/Violence. Supported by Schs/Child Orgs/Parents/Dr.'s, we explore different ways kids are bullied - mentally and physically, how the bully becomes a bully, how the victim becomes a victim, & what can be done about it.
UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN There is a great concern about the incidence of violent behavior among children and adolescents. This complex and troubling issue needs to be carefully understood by parents, teachers, and other adults. Children as young as preschoolers can show violent behavior. Parents and other adults who witness the behavior may be concerned, however, they often hope that the young child will "grow out of it." (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT VIOLENCE? All of us must take responsibility and work together to raise responsible, caring, trustworthy, respectful, and competent children. How can we do that?
When Kids Kill Find articles, graphs and bibliographical resources on the topic of youth violence. The site extends beyond just violence in schools, and explores the culture and phenomenon of why kids engage in violent behavior.
Youth Violence Understanding and preventing youth violence and aggression.