Children with challenging behavior
Some children/teenagers do not meet any criteria for a formal diagnosis however their behavior, or misbehavior to be more specific, is nonetheless concerning and leading too often to problems at home or school or both.
These kinds of behaviors are usually caused by a combination of factors including the child’s temperament, stress (individual and family), interaction patterns with caregivers, etc.
The goal of treatment in these cases is to teach both the child and parents specific skills to get what they want WITHOUT breaking the rules or making things worse. I offer classes for parents to learn and practice these strategies as well as one-on-one family therapy.