Posted September 16, 2018 09:07:16 A good way to stop a child from becoming violent is to get them to stay away from other kids and the playground.
Here’s how to do it.
Source The Lad article Parents should take special care to protect children in the home, say experts.
“Parents are more likely to be responsible for the safety of their children if they are close by, and are more able to intervene when they see a child being disruptive,” says Dr Elizabeth O’Brien, chair of the Australian Childhood and Family Research Centre (ACFRC) and a paediatrician at the Adelaide Childrens Hospital.
“The more people you have close by the less likely they are to be violent, especially if they’re in the care of a child protective service.”
Parents can protect their children by getting them into the playground early, says Dr O’Boyle.
“That will help reduce the chance that they’re going to be left alone by other kids,” she says.
“And that can help stop them from going to the playground, getting into fights or other behaviour that can cause them problems later on.”
“If you’re able to protect your children from the playground and not allowing them to be on the playground you can reduce the chances that they are going to go to the school and then to other schools,” Dr O ‘Boyle says.
The ACFRC is the national body for the research of childhood and family issues.
It was established in 1990 and now has over 200 members.
Its members work in over 140 institutions and conduct more than 1,000 research projects each year.
“They’re also working with other community groups and community organisations to get their message out about children’s health and wellbeing,” Dr Andrew Smith, chair and CEO of ACFSC, says.
This is a complex area, but the key is the education of the parents.
The aim is to build trust, but also build understanding of what’s going on in the household, Dr Smith says.
This is especially important if children are involved in the abuse of others.
Dr Smith is particularly concerned about how young children are being left out of school, with many schools now having “safe spaces” for young children.
“You want your kids to be exposed to their peers,” Dr Smith explains.
“So you don’t want them to grow up in a world where their peers are violent.”
There are other steps parents can take to ensure their children aren’t getting into any trouble.
For example, if children get into fights, they should sit together and try to calm the situation down.
Parents should also get children involved in sport, play and other activities together, Dr O Boyle says, to build confidence.
“We need to be able to talk to our children about these issues, and to provide them with tools and support to get involved in healthy behaviours.”
Dr O O Boyne says parents need to talk with their children about the risks involved in certain behaviours.
“We have to understand the risks that can be associated with certain behaviours that children can engage in,” she explains.
It’s also important to get the best information possible about the child’s physical and mental health and how they’re coping, Dr Brown says.
Kids need to learn about the dangers of bullying and harassment, and how to deal with it.
Dr Brown also recommends that parents get a physical exam to assess the child and check for problems.
“Parents need to take the time to do this,” she adds.
“It’s important to ask the question ‘Do you feel uncomfortable?’ and make sure that the child understands that it is a risk.”
Parents should make sure they’re prepared to deal effectively with a child who may be struggling with behavioural issues, Dr Bower says.
If there is concern, talk to the child about what they need to do.
“There’s a difference between telling a child they can’t go to school, or say you’re going on leave and it’s fine,” she advises.
“Talk to them about what’s appropriate for them and what the school will do if they need help.”