Differences Between Normal And Normal Behavior In Children

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Being able to tell the difference between variations in true behavioral problems and normal behaviors is a common difficulty that many parents face.

The truth is that difference between normal and abnormal behavior is not always black and white. The reason for this gray scale is due the fact that your child is different from the next and what is “normal” depends upon your child’s level of development. Even at the same age, developmental can vary greatly.

The context in which your child’s behavior occurs is another factor to keep in mind when trying to determine if it is “normal” or not. For instance, look at the particular situation and time. Your particular family values, expectations, and cultural and social background also play a role in your child’s “normal” behavior.
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This is an age where your grade schooler will want to try new things and begin to problem solve. Your child may exhibit behaviors of frustration or disappointment of not being the best or failing to complete a task. This is normal behavior and may require support and guidance from you (the parent).

Normal Behaviors in Tweens

During the age of 10 to 12, your tween may be mildly oppositional and argumentative. You may see this as an “attitude”.

Although this stage may be frustrating for you as the parent, their budding independence and attempts to separate from you in perfectly normal.

Your tween may have difficulty with social skills and you may hear reports of frequent arguments among friends. At this age your tween is struggling with impulsivity and may need some guidance to help him/her learn to think before speaking and acting.
Recognizing the long-term consequences of their behavior is a skill that your tween may be lacking and he/she may need guidance to carefully think about consequences before acting.
Normal Behaviors in

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