There are many children that suffer from emotional or behavioral problems which could result in bad behavior. It is important for parents to understand that their children don’t purposely want to act badly and that they can learn to respond in a positive way. Through various therapy programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy, these children can identify their inner thoughts and replace bad thoughts with positive and productive ones.
All children may sometimes engage in problematic behavior especially when they are sick, or stressed, or very tired. If your child repeatedly engages in inappropriate or unwanted behaviors, however, please consider meeting with a mental health professional.