Understanding children’s behaviour


  • Understand the 5 common types of misbehaviour
  • Recognise the goals of misbehaviour so you can respond rather than react
  • Learn to ask ‘What’s the purpose?’, rather than ‘Why?’


Parents are often confused about their children’s behaviour. It can be puzzling why a child may be lazy, stubborn or a have an eating problem. This eGuide will give you some insight to children’s behaviours and how you might respond.