Are You Fed Up With Your Child Misbehavior Problems?

It’s every parent’s nightmare. You were going along rather smoothly, then all of a sudden, you are having child misbehavior problems and you can’t figure out what to do. We’ll discuss this and hopefully you will realize that you are not alone.

Unless you have that rare child who has been bad right from the beginning, most of the time, when children are very young, they are relatively well-behaved. Of course they will cry from time to time, and if your child has any kind of health problem, they may cry more often than average. For the most part, though, many parents are delighted with their very young children, especially if it’s their first.

And then life begins to happen, of course. Our children are exposed to other people and children, and as they get a little older, they watch television and have other sources of stimulus. If you’re anything like I was, it was always a dilemma for me when my child acted out a little bit. I didn’t want bad behavior to become a pattern, but, if it wasn’t something terribly out of line, I didn’t want to come down too hard on my still, very young children.

Now, my story took a turn, as more and more family stories do now, because I got divorced. So, I ended up with an entirely new set of circumstances and problems. However, even before that all happened, there were some definite child behavior issues that began to develop. And the problem was certainly magnified because, at this time, my wife and I were still together, and we didn’t always see eye to eye on how to handle our childrens’ transgressions.

Let us fast forward fifteen years. I am very lucky because I have two very well-adjusted, and successful daughters. One is in college, and the other is finishing up a wonderful high school career that included some stellar athletic accomplishments on the soccer field. As I said, I am divorced, and my x-wife and I have been friends all along, and have worked very hard at putting our children first. And we still, to this day, work together as a team to give them what they need.

There were times though, that I thought things were just going to collapse as far as how my kids were going to turn out. Ultimately, we were very lucky, and, as I said, we worked together as a team to keep things moving in a positive direction. However, there were certainly many, many trials and tribulations along the way.

What worries me today is not my children, but the thousands and thousands of children that come from broken families. And of course there are many more who come from families that are so busy keeping their financial head above water with this terrible economy, that they are not able to take the time to deal with child misbehavior issues as they arise.

That is definitely the number one thing that we always did along the way. We really were very proactive about any issues that came up with our children. We didn’t always know what to do, or how to do it, but we always found out who knew how to help us, and we got the help.