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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 18312https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
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 249https://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 710https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/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 481https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/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 1838https://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,...2/20/2019 7:50:03 PMhas 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 3454https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/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 1953https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
High School Athlete Smoking Pot14374Question:Do you have any advice to ​stop our 17-year-old (he’s almost 18) from smoking weed? He is a junior in high school. He was an athlete a...9/15/2017 9:15:46 PMDo you have any advice to ​stop our 17-year-old (he’s almost 18) from smoking weed In today’s world, technology seems to be a big motivator to change behaviors Harmful Behaviors 553https://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 775https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Aggressive 1-Year-Old 14180 Question: My 1-year-old boy is getting very aggressive. He hits, bites, head-butts, throws things and pulls hair. He also throws food to t...9/19/2017 7:00:40 PMand the only way he’ll learn if a behavior is good or bad depends on you to constantly and only show praise and attention when you want the chances of a behavior to ​increase 5782https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx