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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My 10-year-old son is naughty and mischievous. I am unable to control him. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is ten years old. He is very naughty and mischievous. He does not even hear my words for anything. I am unable to control him. He used to play in the evening for two hours with his neighborhood friends and would not do his homework in the evening. I would scold him in the mornin...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It can be challenging to handle a naughty and mischievous child, but there are ways to help your son become more responsible and complete his tasks on time. Here are some suggestions that might help: Create a rou...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old baby keeps suckling her lower lip. How to get rid of this habit?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a mother of a 3-year-old baby. For the past year she is suckling her lower lip all the time. Throughout the night she always suckles her lip. If we remove it with our hand she will be disturbed and cry all the time. My family members say that this will last forever if she would not fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not uncommon for young children to develop habits like lip-sucking, thumb-sucking, or nail-biting as a way of self-soothing. However, if the habit persists for an extended period, it may lead to dental problems or other issues. Here are some suggestions to help y...  Read Full »

Please suggest tips to increase concentration and memory power in a 4-year-old kid.

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old baby boy is very active throughout the day and cannot sit or stand for even a second. He always acts like someone in the cartoon and mobile. He will not sleep in the daytime and he has a lack of concentration and sleeping also. He becomes aggressive and often bites and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your 4-year-old baby is very active throughout the day, cannot sit or stand for a second, lack of sleep and concentration, very much aggressive and often bites or hurts his parents. Some medical and mental health...  Read Full »

Do I need to worry if my very young child is aggressive and hates his father?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is very young but aggressive. He harasses his teacher, brother, and even parents to either harm them or himself. He is attached to me. He has no friends, and at home, he is always in his room completely anti-social. I know he is very young, but I am concerned. Do I need to worry...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems that since childhood, there have been some incidents that had an impact on his growing mind. He has this hidden hatred or disregard for everyone else except you. So, I suggest you take your child to a good...  Read Full »

Can autism result in behavior change in a 5-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is extremely sensitive to loud sounds. When he gets angry, he lashes out at everyone. He breaks things. When I tried to talk about this with him, he ignores to talk. He was well on his potty training and he was going to the bathroom every time without any accide...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Autism is a spectrum and it is not just one or two symptoms. After visiting a relative, he is not pooping in the toilet and so it can be the cause. Children do not say anything but they observe and learn. Rather than asking him, you can use different parenting technique...  Read Full »

Why is the child crying on seeing mother and step-dad together?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two children with a different father but my eldest seems to experience trauma or stress. I saw her crying at night whenever she saw her step-father lying beside me or beside her brother. Please help me. I want to know if it is a sign of depression. She feels happy when she gets...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a very beautiful and cheerful daughter. I just saw her picture and she looks great (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Depression is a very major disorder to tag her with, so definitely, she is not having depression. With the amount of data, you h...  Read Full »

My kid is furious, disobeying, fussy, and remains in displeasure mode. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,My kid has strong genes from his father seems to be. He is all-time in displeasure mode. He will not respect my words and will not follow my instructions immediately. He always wants me to entertain him and provide for all his wishes. Even though I am providing him with all his wishes, he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are describing a common problem encountered by many parents. Your son has not yet learned to respect boundaries, and your parental authority is not established. Is his behavior like this only with you? For example, how is he with his fat...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some alternate medicines for Xet CR plus and Qutan?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was taking Xet CR plus 25 one tablet after meals and Qutan 100 mg as advised by the doctor. After few days, he has stopped taking it. He is not taking it now. He has some changes in his behavior. Sometimes, he cries for small stuff. Sometimes he becomes angry. He also acts li...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Xet plus is used for depressive psychosis and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) illness. He needs CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) therapy and counseling. Alternatively, your father can take Paxidep CR (Paroxetine). Other than this, counseling, support, and psycho...  Read Full »

How to potty train a stubborn 3-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a three old grandson. He refuses to have potty training. We have tried everything. He is using underwear but he still pees and poops in his panties. He says lies about pooping in his panties. I can able to smell it. We are not getting angry with him. But when we say to do poop in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In this condition, the best way is to make brain conditioning at this age. This can be done by making the child to wash his soiled pants under your guidance. When this is done a few times, the child will know the consequences and he is forced to go to the potty. Ano...  Read Full »

How to help a child who does not defend himself?

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 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 »

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