When a Child Expresses Conduct Disorder
There are certain children who, duringtheir teenage years or earlier, start expressing certain conductissues. Namely, when the right combination of symptoms is taken intoconsideration we can see a specific pattern telling us that thischild is actually suffering from a behavioral disorder and needsa proper treatment.
The main signs of a conduct disorder isthe child's inability to respect the rules, constantly breaking them.Also, staying away from skull and skipping classes belong to thiscategory. School bullying and a tendency to cause harm to peers,other children and/or animals is a clear sign of a conduct disorder.Finally, a constant occurrence of physical fights, lying and stealingthings adds up to the main symptoms of this behavioral disorder.
Thus, once noticing these symptomstogether or combined in any other way, start thinking about providingthis child a medical help. One of the best methods of dealing withconduct disorder is through group therapy and it is likely to be thefirst thing recommended. Know that, if these signs show, they usuallydo so around the age of ten. Then, this is not to be ignored. Rather,proper treatment is to be found as soon as possible.
Group Treatment for Child ConductDisorder
The first thing both the parents andthe therapist should know is that the child will likely refuse toparticipate in the rehabilitation program. Thus, you need to subjectthem to all sessions and let them know that there is absolutely noway of avoiding this.
Due to the positive effect of peerpressure, these therapies usually involve children of different ageswho motivate each other during the therapy. Once a single childdecides to open him/herself up to others, this creates a chain reactioncapable of changing the acts of those who have presented themselvesas rebellious.
During group counseling, the childrenwill learn to listen and to realize that they are not the only onesfacing these issues. Then, it will be easier for them to accept thetreatment and progress towards rising above their behavioral issues.
This way, they practice their socialskills, since they will be surrounded by children or teens who,sooner or later, will have nothing to hide. Then, this honesty andwillingness to participate may influence the rest of the group,making this function flawlessly towards mutual healing and behavioralcorrection.