Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Difficult & Disruptive Behavior

Difficult & Disruptive Behavior

All children misbehave at times. However, frequent openly hostile and defiant behavior or behavior that is dangerous, harmful or disrespectful to people and property is problematic and deserving of clinical attention. These behaviors may include frequent uncontrollable temper tantrums, aggression, bullying, frequent anger, deliberately annoying others, and lack of remorse for misbehavior.

Helpful Websites

National Health Information Center
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Mayo Clinic

Books for Parents & Caregivers

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
by Rex Forehand & Nicholas Long

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children 
by Ross Greene

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
By Russell A. Barkley & Christine M. Benton