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12-year-old son bullies his younger brother14164My 12-year-old son constantly bullies his 7-year-old brother. We've taken my older son to countless doctors, specialists and therapists, but nothing seems to work.1/15/2019 4:47:22 PMthat your kids are still learning what behaviors are acceptable and what behaviors are not acceptable Deal decisively with bullying behaviors by setting limits and intervening early 3015https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Disrespectful and Throwing Tantrums at Eight-Years-Old14212​​​​​​Question:Our ​8-year old son is a good student and receives rave reviews at school, but at home he's extremely disrespectful and refuses ...2/7/2020 4:57:47 PMtalk with him about his out-of-control behaviors and positive behaviors he should use in their place Discipline Early Childhood Harmful Behaviors Hitting Meltdown 35647https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Teenage Son Cuts Himself, Hates Dad14530 Question: My 14-year-old son has many anger issues, has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD, yells constantly, cuts himself and burns things ...9/15/2017 9:15:41 PMUnsafe behaviors such as self harm, cutting, suicidal statements or threats, aggressive behaviors towards others or property are not 1415https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Sex, Drugs and Teens12090When children grow up, they don't always make healthy, wise choices. In fact, peer pressure and the desire to fit in, find friends and have meaning...8/25/2018 12:53:58 AMare not going to ​let them continue these behaviors and that you are willing and able to In terms of specific behaviors, call the police and report your teenager as a runaway if 4353https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Understanding Bullying 12131 Living with a child who is a bully creates a tense and unsafe environment at home. Understanding what drives a bullying child will help you take ...4/30/2018 5:40:34 PMthe appropriate corrective action to curb this behavior and restore peace to your home lasting change won't happen if you focus only on the behaviors and trying to change them 1313https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Self-Harming Daughter14439 Question: My stepdaughter began cutting herself and taking large amounts of Benadryl about six to eight months ago. My wife and I were una...9/15/2017 9:15:37 PMMy wife and I were unaware of Give her the opportunity to turn her behavior around, but let her know that sending her to a group home is an option if her bad behavior escalates 884https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Recognizing When Your Child Is Distressed12016Children are sensitive and can struggle to make sense of events that are traumatizing and deadly. There are common symptoms people experience follo...11/22/2017 8:21:50 PMthumb-sucking, acting out or other behaviors from when they were younger Reduced If your child exhibits these or other concerning behaviors for more than two weeks, seek 1557https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Cutting and Self Harm: We Can Help11859Our toll-free Boys Town National Hotline, 1-800-448-3000, serves as a crisis helpline for people all over the country. Each year,...4/5/2021 10:17:37 AMhas been a steady increase in the number of communications regarding self-harm behaviors The next step is to find alternative coping skills to replace self-harming behaviors 8626https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Wandering Five-Year Old14547 Question: Our five-year-old grandson wandered off at a school sporting event. His grandfather found him in the boy's locker room rummaging...9/15/2017 9:15:44 PMWhen thinking about the behavior that you are trying to change, focus on the behavior you want to replace it with Early Childhood Harmful Behaviors 852https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Handling a Violent 4-Year-Old 14299 Question: My divorced friend's 4-year-old son regularly punches her in the face when he does not get what he wants. He doesn’t seem angry,...9/15/2017 9:15:28 PMHow can we correct this behavior trying to change or correct a behavior, it's important to have a consequence (time-out), and then teach the new appropriate behavior 4401https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx