Understanding the Root of Your Child’s Misbehavior

Why do kids misbehave?

According to Dr. Kevin Leman, all misbehavior is a call for attention. If your children don’t get attention from you through positive actions, they’ll get it through negative actions.

He says the four goals of misbehavior are:

Once you understand the reasons behind your child’s misbehavior, the most important question still remains: what do you do about it?

Dr. Leman is our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Understanding the Root of Your Child’s Misbehavior” to share how to uncover the root cause of whining, backtalking, and tantrums, and how to offer your children more love and acceptance without coddling them.

Listen to our full conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.

We’ve also got a free parenting assessment for you that will quickly give you an overview of how your family is doing in several key areas as well as offer some suggestions on how you can improve the relationships in your home.

Real families like yours tune into our Broadcast every day looking for hope and guidance – whether it’s couples on the brink of divorce, parents in need of solid biblical advice on everything from a strong-willed preschooler to a teen considering suicide, or expectant moms contemplating abortion. You can offer them practical help by supporting Focus on the Family.

If you haven’t donated to Focus on the Family lately, let me encourage you to give today. For your gift of any amount, we’ll send you a copy of Dr. Leman’s great book, Why Your Kids MisbehaveAnd What to Do About It, which is available for a gift of any amount. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit our website.

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