(HealthDay News) -- While occasionally acting out can be a normal part of growing up, frequent disobedience on the part of a child is a problem.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents evaluate:
- The level of respect that family members show toward each other, toward personal values, privacy and ideas.
- The way in which family conflicts are resolved, whether via arguments and violent behavior, or healthy discussion.
- How do you relate to your child? How do you discipline? Do you frequently yell and spank?
- The differences between you and your child and your personalities.
- Any difficulties your child has forming relationships or in school performance.
- Stressful situations at home.