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Behaving

Is Your Child Having Problems With Behavior?

Behavior includes a person’s ability to follow directions, get along with others, and fully participate in home, school, and the community. It is important to note that most children will often misbehave as a part of typical development. Some research indicates that the average child misbehaves every 5-10 minutes. In the articles in this section, we will review the various behavior problems. You will understand when to be concerned and how to support your child in developing more appropriate behavior. Child behavior problems can take many different forms. In the articles that follow, you will learn about rigid behavior, rule-breaking, bossiness, and insistence on sameness. For general information on behavior problems, visit this page.