What Your Child’s Bad Behavior Really Means, 3 Things to Do

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If you meet your child’s emotional and physical needs, as much as is humanely possible, then you should have a cooperative, respectful and happy child.

So, this means that a child who is acting out, anxious or depressed is “unhappy”.

This is important information for a parent.

This is not the time to push back or bring in punitive measures. This is the time for:

1. Empathy

2. Listening

3. Mindful Communication.

This is a “family issue”.

If you feel you are meeting most of your child’s needs and your child is still acting out, depressed or anxious; consider seeing a doctor to determine if their behavior stems from “biological causes”. 

To learn how to help your child and your family, try Marriage and Family Therapy Glendora

Ilissa Banhazl, MFT





About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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