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Learn how to handle childhood behavior problems and better understand disorders like autism and ADHD with this Howcast video series.
So there's a broad range of childhood behavior disorders and the factors that cause these things come from many different sources. Some of the symptoms of childhood behavior disorders range from very subtle to very significant and very obvious to parents, teachers and siblings. Some of the causes of childhood behavior disorders include things like medical or congenital difficulties, learning disabilities, developmental delays. Often times and more often than not, I see children that are simply just reacting to something that's difficult or stressing in their environment. When we think about some of the causes of all of these things, the ideology is not clear. But one thing that's certain is that if you suspect that your child is having some type of unusual or atypical pattern or behavior, you want to look for things like difficulties and changes in their day to day behavior patterns such as difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, increased negative reactions to small situations, moodiness, irritability, grouchiness. Your child maybe being withdrawn, isolated, changes in grades, even situations where your child's changes their friends that they have or some of the social events that they attend. So when you start to notice these symptoms it's imperative that you contact a clinical professional. All of these behaviors together could mean that there is a clinical disorder.