The difficult child has what kind of response? Intense. According to Aries, children were treated as “miniature adults” during which historical period? Before the Renaissance.
Difficult temperament describes children who are characterized by negative mood, withdrawal, low adaptability, high intensity, and low regularity (Thomas, Chess, Birch, Hertzig & Korn, 1963).
About The Difficult Child
Temperamentally difficult children can confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, or hyperactive. They can also be clingy, shy, whiny, picky, and impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, and in public places.
Although parents may find it difficult to accept, experts say that a child can be `born difficult‘ – in other words there are genetic roots to the temperamental character. An examination of parents or close family can find someone with a temperament similar to that of the difficult child.
Dealing with Difficult Temperaments
Daily, give children personalized time, attention, and affection. child is flexible, positive, or adaptable. Avoid name-calling and labeling kids as “hyper,”“problem child” or “trouble maker.” Labels chip away at self-esteem.
Easy children are those exhibiting predictable behaviours, difficult children display varying moods and can be irregular in their care needs, and slow-to-warm up children can display difficulty adapting and can be withdrawn in new situations. As said previously Jeremy falls into the ‘easy’ child category.
The source of the child’s demanding nature is not a desire to be “bad”, is not that the child is spoiled, or ill-mannered in any way. Rather, the demanding child behaves the way s/he does because of his or her unique, bright, and inquisitive nature.
Definition. Demanding behaviour can fall into two broad categories: Anxious and emotionally needy service users who require considerable attention from practitioners. This may take the form of extended appointments, unplanned contacts and/or frequent telephone calls. Service users presenting as very entitled.
Bossy behaviors appear as children begin to explore power in a social context with peers and within the parent-child relationship. These behaviors originate from the desire to organize and direct the behavior of others.
Mary Ainsworth identified three attachment styles: secure, anxious-ambivalent insecure, and anxious-avoidant insecure. Attachment theory holds that infants need a ‘secure’ attachment to thrive, while anxious attachments can lead to problems. … Mary Ainsworth died in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1999.
Easy children are generally happy, active children from birth and adjust easily to new situations and environments. Slow-to-warm children are generally mellow, less active babies from birth, and can have some difficulty adjusting to new situations.
When children are engaging in challenging behavior, interrupt, and redirect the child to the appropriate alternative behavior using minimal attention, discussion, and emotion. Your redirect should focus on stating what the child should or might do.
The best way to improve behavior is to give children a lot of attention when they are doing something you like and remove your attention when they are doing something you do not like. An easy way to increase good behaviors is by describing their behaviors and praising them when they make a real effort.
Positive discipline is a way of teaching and guiding children by letting them know what behavior is acceptable in a way that is firm, yet kind. Punishment describes methods of control, gained by requiring rules or orders be obeyed and punishing undesired behavior.