Disruptive behavior (1691)

Key points below

What is disruptive behavior?

Disruptive behavior is a pattern of anger and outbursts that doesn’t get better and leads to other problems. Children with disruptive behavior do not listen and follow directions. Their behaviors disrupt people around them. They may seem to be difficult on purpose. They may argue with adults. They often get angry and aggressive, even after getting a consequence for being disruptive.

How can I help my child manage their behaviors?

At home

At School

How is disruptive behavior treated?

Certain behavior problems that do not improve in response to the above suggestions may need formal treatment. Treatment may include:

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