Children can be really naughty, defiant, and impulsive every now and then, which is “part of growing up”. Occasionally, a child will have a tantrum, a fit, an outburst of aggressive or destructive behaviour but often, it is nothing to worry about as they are temporary. However, problems arise when their behaviours become extremely difficult and challenging to control on a long-term basis.
Moreover, it is hard to assess whether the difficult or defiant behaviour is normal or sufficiently problematic to require intervention. Also, children can react to their intrapersonal and interpersonal environment in various ways. Some children have problems in feeding and sleeping while others may exhibit social disturbances (i.e. behavioural regression/ aggression).
Nevertheless, behavioural issues or psychosocial disorders are disturbances in emotions, behaviour, physical function, and academic performance on varying degrees. These possibly have an underlying cause, that possibly is, a developmental delay or disorder. If ignored, the consequences can be detrimental to a rewarding, balanced, and well-adjusted life.