School Age Behavior
There are many school-age specific behaviors that parents need to read up on. By knowing how to identify the signs of worrisome and/or destructive behavior, parents can help stop and fix problems before they get out of control. Find out what you can do to help you child succeed in life.
Have you or your child's teachers noticed that your child is having difficulty paying attention in school? Is your child also hyperactive? It could be that your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read up on the symptoms and treatment options available to you. Six Subtypes of ADHD will give you a more detailed look at the different types of ADHD while What ADHD Feels Like will help you understand better just what your child is going through. If you're worried about your child not doing well in school because of her ADHD, then read Academic Success with ADHD to find out what you can do to help your child excell.
Is bullying becoming a problem for your school age child? Parents who think their kids may be bullying others should read up on how to help their child deal with frustrations proactively. Parents of children who are being bullied at school can find out how to help their kids deal with bullies.
When it comes to teaching your child about morals and values, it is important that you take an active role in these lessons. While religion and school can help re-inforce your family values, the foundation for the beliefs that you would like to pass on to your child should be laid at home. And while you're talking about morals, don't forget touch on stealing and cheating.
As children get older and start to approach those teen years, there are likely a number of behaviors you will start to be concerned about. One of the top ones: smoking. Despite all the anti-smoking campaigns, teens are still lighting up. Gettng Kids to Butt Out explains some of the reasons why kids start smoking and how you can get them to kick the habit before they start.