FAQ: Children's Behaviour
What should I do if I suspect my child is getting involved in negative behaviour with their friends?
If you suspect your child is involved in negative behaviour, talk with your child and consider the options available to you.
- Contact your child’s Principal, teacher or others who might be helpful in dealing with problems that may be affecting your child. Ask them for advice/ suggestions on effective ways for helping your child/children.
- Contact your child’s school Social Worker or Child and Youth Worker. The school’s Guidance Staff will be able to direct you.
- Get support from a community organization near you or one that specializes in the issues that may be affecting your child/children.
- Talk with other parents.
How do I recognize negative or harmful behaviour?
The following signs or
behaviours may require your attention. If your child is exhibiting any of the
behaviours listed below you may want to communicate your concern to your child.
Your child suddenly becomes
Your child becomes defiant and/or
Your child displays rude/defiant behaviour in
the presence of family/friends/strangers.
Your child won’t do as he/she is told – is
Your child won’t take no for an
Your child won’t do his/her
Your child is lying and/or
Your child is aggressive or
Your child is hostile and
Your child has a change in
Your child is withdrawn from family
Your child is unusually quite, passive and