Why do children have behavioral issues?
There are many reasons why children have behavioral issues – sometimes it is due to genetics, sometimes environmental stressors or toxins, and other times due to emotional difficulties. Whatever the source, difficulty with self-regulation is at the core of the issue. Self-regulation impacts impulse control, metacognitive functioning, emotional control, and behavioral regulation. When a child displays behavioral issues it is not only hard on their self-esteem and self-concept, but also tough on parents and family life.