Dealing with intimidating behaviour
It is important to seek support and advice as soon as you can so help can be put in place for your child and the rest of the family.
Our family support workers can offer you advice and support if you are struggling with this issue or something similar.
Talk with and listen to your child when they’re calm.
You may be feeling isolated and unable to share this with anyone as you may fear being judged for your child’s behaviour.
Feeling angry and upset at times is natural and acceptable and most people do at some point or another, so let your child know this.
Try to acknowledge their feelings, but set limits: "I know you feel angry, but I don’t want to see any hitting; biting; shouting or swearing." Keep a diary so you can write down the incidents as there may be a pattern and note down the triggers.
Parents often feel helpless and in despair about their and unsure on the best approach to tackle this.
It is not uncommon for parents to feel responsible for their child’s behaviour.If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 08.You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums.We often hear the term I love my child but don’t like them at the moment when parents are in this situation and it is the behaviour they dislike not their child.