Causes of child violence, many parents complain that their children are exposed to violence that hurts them and those around them, as well as vandalism and foul language, which causes parents to feel anxious and afraid of dealing with them, and that there are many forms of violence including what is verbal, physical or random so that dealing with such children is easy, it is necessary to know the right way to treat them.
Signs of violence in children
Physical violence: physical abuse is the injury of a child to the body of another child or an adult, which may be the result of hitting, scratching, biting or kicking.
Verbal violence: cursing with the tongue or using derogatory descriptions is more prevalent among children.
Destruction: destruction is also a manifestation of violence when a child is angry, and his violent character manifests itself in damaging objects, such as breaking or scattering objects.
Causes of child violence
Modeling: it is to take violent behavior from a parent or teacher, by observing the behavior, learning it and applying it to the environment in which he lives.
Excessive indulgence: excessive indulgence and not refusing any request of the child makes him feel that his desires must be satisfied in any way, even with violence.
Jealousy: jealousy is dangerous for children, for example parental care for the newborn and neglect of the older child can create jealousy and hurt the new baby.
Frustration: a child’s frustration can lead to violence whether it comes from a parent or the school.Adult
abuse: the attempt to escape the abuse and undue pressure of adults, which in many cases prevents children from doing what they want, causes a violent response to these stresses. Moreover, extreme cruelty to him generates violence.
Trying to imitate adults: especially if one of them is nervous can negatively affect the behavior of the child.
Neglecting a child, not realizing his worth, suppressing his desires can increase his aggressiveness.
Visualizing your child for aggressive behavior both in front of him and on TV, remember that children’s shows are among the most violent.
Approaches to addressing violence in children
Logical punishment: take the child away from the place where the violence was committed
And he explained that if he felt that he was ready to join other people.
He can go back there, but it will not hurt them, and in this case the use of violence should be avoided.Stay calm: parents should avoid violence, screaming and hitting with aggressive children.
Because this increases the child’s violence and helps him to invent new ways of attacking.
Because he sees his parents as a role model in everything.
Setting clear boundaries: clear boundaries are set by showing any reaction that the child feels that he did something wrong.
Instead of waiting for him to repeat his actions where he can punish him by restricting his movements because he knows that the steps usually work.
Stay in the same position: stay stable in the same position by showing the same response.
When a child is aggressive so that he understands that every time he repeats his behavior.
He faces the same punishment until he restrains his actions and stops repeating them.
Looking for alternatives: looking for alternatives is all about waiting for the child to calm down.
Then talk to him about why he is angry and the many ways in which he can control himself to express his disapproval or disagreement.
These methods should also be more positive than violent and aggressive.
And the results should be satisfactory for both the child and the parent, and children are encouraged to practice every time they get angry.
Apologize: your child should get used to apologizing every time he behaves inappropriately or hurts those around him, by teaching him to say words of apology to the person who offended him.
Modern methods of treating violence in children
Rewarding positive children should be motivated and strengthened every time they improve their behavior, not focusing on the negative and working to consolidate the positive.Television surveillance: parents should limit what their children watch, especially those that encourage violence.
Provide toys: parents should allow their children to play games.
That can help him release negative energy, such as playing on the beach.
Or play in the park instead of sitting at home and wasting time on useless things.
Observe the behavior of your child: it is better for parents to monitor the aggressive attitudes of their child, try to identify the causes of his violence, find solutions to reduce and stop them.
Doctor’s consultation: sometimes intervention by a doctor or psychologist is required to treat overly aggressive behavior in some children
Because some of them need psychological treatment, because their behavior is often the result of a reaction to some situation or behavior.
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Thus, we have tried to focus on the most important causes, manifestations and treatment of violent behaviors in children.