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Child Behavior

Child behavior includes actions and responses to everyday activities. Frustration, tantrums, etc., are common behavioral patterns observed in children. Encouraging good behavior instills a positive growth in every child.

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What should be done if a child is not studying even after we request or beat?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 8 years old, and he does not like to do his homework. We requested him to do his homework in a soft voice and tried consoling him to study. Eventually, we gave up and heavily reprimanded my kid almost every day. Sometimes we beat him if things do not happen as expected. Later...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your experience with your son is common among many parents. The situation can be managed with appropriate support. Find out the reason why your son does not like to do his homework. Is he lazy or having any difficulties with studying, reading, or maths? Does he have any ...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old son is disobedient and naughty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 12 years old. He is not obeying my words and always keeps on playing with his friends. Even when I try to talk about this, he is naughty and never wants to talk to me. He is not doing his homework regularly and does his homework in the morning while going to school. His young...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It can be challenging to make a 12-year-old child obedient, especially if they are used to a certain way of behavior. However, here are a few tips that might help: 1. Communicate effectively: Try to have an open an...  Read Full »

I have noticed lately that my 2-year-old does not defend himself. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed lately that my two-year-old son does not defend himself. His younger cousin pulled his hair and bit him. She does in front of me, and he stands there wining without trying to hit back or saving himself from her. He is now in kindergarten, and I am afraid that his peers are...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As a parent, I can understand that it will be difficult to see your little child being hit by others. It is commonly encountered in real life and can be managed gently with helping your son to be more assertive, develop boundaries and relationships with his peers. Ea...  Read Full »

How does anesthesia affect kids with behavioral disorders?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student who is wondering how anesthesia would affect kids who have emotional or behavioral issues, especially kids who have been diagnosed with child behavior disorders. What scientific or clinical insights are available on the interplay between anesthesia with these disorders? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Whether anesthesia will affect a child with a child behavior disorder. The term child behavior disorder is a very vague term that includes a large spectrum of disorders. In general, there is so much literature confirming that anesthesia will...  Read Full »

Will usage of electronic devices cause delay in speech in small children?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three and a half years old. He just speaks mom and dad. He suffered from RDS at birth and he was on an incubator for four days. Now, he is healthy, active, and naughty. But he is not in a mood to speak other words. We used to give him a tab to watch cartoons when he was two yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Oliver Roces Chiapco

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A three and a half-year-old child should be able to speak three-word phrases and should know at least a fifty-word vocabulary. He should be able to speak clearly and intelligibly. If he is not doing the above-mentioned activities, then he shou...  Read Full »

Child is showing tantrums and speaking bad words. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 2.7 years old but is very aggressive and does what should not be done. Never listens, shows tantrums a lot but learns things very quickly and speaks bad words where people start to scold him and he does it repeatedly.  Read Full »


Dr. Jubin Kamar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry here. Have to be very careful during this phase. This happens with most children, mostly males during this age group. Few tips: Never scold him publicly, never reinforce any instructions repeatedly. If any unwanted action is being performed, like badwor...  Read Full »

My child spends most of the time in front of mirror. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son's age is 8 years. He is very much interested in looking at mirror. He spends most time in talking infront of the mirror. I have tried covering the mirror with bedsheets. He is still not studying. He is very lazy in writing even if he knows the answer. He learns nicely. But very...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is the nature of children to be engaged in activities which are fun, exciting. Studies as such are not that fun but you can always make your child engage in studies with following things. Appreciate him a lot. If he does study for one hour or secure good marks enc...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old child has been acting stubborn recently. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My child is an 11-year-old boy. Since last year, he has been good in his studies and other activities. Also, he had a good relationship with the people around him. But before nine months, his father passed away by suicide, hanging himself. He has seen him in that condition. Since that day,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and concern about your child. Your son has the biggest trauma on his mind at this young age. He may have major depressive disorder but still needs further evaluation. You must take him to th...  Read Full »

Why does my son put his head to the side and hate it while going over a hill?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 2.5 years old. I see him upset for two days when people talk around him. He is developing two molars at this moment. We went to a playgroup and he did not have issues at that time. He was fine when a kid started talking and he interacted with other kids. Today, he just lost th...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per history, there is something wrong with this hearing. Your child can have some congestions and it can cause impaired or oversensitive hearing due to glue ear. Decongestants like Cetirizine can help him. Your child can have some wax on the ears and it can cause irr...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son is mischievous and inactive. Kindly guide me on ideas for managing him.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is so mischievous and inactive. I want my child to be active. How to make him active and control his naughtiness? Kindly give me some ideas to manage it.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Encouraging physical activity and managing a child's mischievous behavior can be a challenge, but with patience and consistency, you can help your son become more active and better behaved. Here are some tips to consider...  Read Full »

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