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This accomplished account of emotional and behavioural difficulties in kids can also be a pragmatic consultant to the evaluation and administration of such youngsters. it is going to be helpful to all future health pros.

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Language delay is one of the most important areas to check as it is highly correlated with behaviour problems and later reading difficulties at school (Stevenson 1985). Parents who do not detect an intermittent hearing loss can become irritable and controlling and label their child as disobedient and unresponsive. The fact that at times the child seems well able to respond to them reinforces their view that their child is being naughty. A survey has shown that children who suffer upper-respiratory-tract infections and middle-ear infections are more likely to present with management problems and temper tantrums than children who have not suffered these illnesses (Bax et al.

The parents may need some help in learning to say positive statements to their child and in identifying the times at which to say them. Learning to 40 Positive parenting explain their feelings to the child also helps the child realize the impact of his or her behaviour on the parent. A statement such as ‘That makes me feel very angry/unhappy/sad/upset when you do that’ rather than immediately shouting at the child enables parents to stand back from their immediate emotional reactions and also teach the child awareness of other people’s feelings.

The family interaction that takes place provides important insights into family functioning. The length of time that the child stays with any one activity indicates the attention span and restlessness that the child shows at home. Sharing and co-operation between siblings can be observed, and if fights break out the method of handling by the parents provides on-the-spot evidence of management skills. To observe the parental handling of the situation it must be made clear that the parents are expected to control their children during the session and do what they would do at home.

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