This academic study delves into the key risk factors that are capable of influencing a child’s behavior. It also evaluates the pattern of influence exerted on children by each risk factor. Finally, the researcher conducts an assessment of existing strategies to proffer workable solutions that may be used by teachers to control or adapt with changing behaviors in children.
It’s a fact that in many families and schools–especially kindergartens–there are many children with cognitive and affective issues. In most cases, the affected child could be a nuisance, constantly disturbing the peace and learning activities in classrooms.
Behavioral issues in children should be reported to child psychologists or pediatrics with good knowledge of suitable drug prescriptions which, according to online records, are capable of reducing the impact of behavioral problems. About 20 percent of all children suffer maladjustment either by natural occurrence (genes) or through influence from their environments. The researcher seeks to understand the major causes of behavioral challenges and make recommendations.
3. The Identified Risk Factors
Findings from this study show there are three categories of risk factors: the surrounding, family and child. This implies that any or a mix of the listed factors are capable of influencing a child’s behavioral patters. For example, a child who grows up in a neighborhood where gangsterism, street fights, prostitution, drub abuse and many other social vices hold sway will, at some point in his/her life, be influenced by what goes on around them.
On the other hand, the family as a social institution plays a huge role in every child’s development process, particularly on moral, emotional, social and academic grounds. An example of this factor is a situation where children grew up with parental abuse. This inflicts a skin-deep damage that, in most cases, lasts for a lifetime.
Medical practitioners have also argued that genes can be responsible for a child’s behavioral problems.
4. What can be done by teachers
a. The main solution to behavioral problems in children starts with an understanding that each child is unique.
b. Teachers should conduct thorough assessments to understand a child’s history and grasp the different circumstances. This will enable formulation of effective strategies that are capable of improving a child’s behavioral pattern. Through this pathway, an experienced teacher can easily monitor the child’s progress, devise special teaching and learning methods as well as improve his/her engagements with social activities, games etc.
c. Where the expected results are elusive, the teacher, parents and school management may need to seek professional advice from pediatricians.