Kids are cute and innocent in what they do and say. You love the way they talk, react or play. However, sometimes you might notice that they behave in weird ways. Some of it might be natural to the age, and they look cute. But, sometimes it can be alarming too. If you see that your child persistently shows one or more weird behavior(s), do not ignore it.
Your child’s behavior might seem to be normal or un-intentional at first, but repeated display of the same thing can lead to a particular weird behavior, which needs to be controlled. These kind of behaviors need to be detected and managed well in time, so that they do not impact their personality and relationships in the long run.
5 weird behaviors in kids and ways to handle them effectively are listed as follows:
Banging Head Against Something:
This is generally observed in infants, when they bang their heads continuously against the crib. This is basically they are looking for your attention and not able to use words to convey. However, if this persists, it might lead to a negative side to their overall personality. The best way to deal with it is to teach them a nice way to communicate like ringing a bell or a particular sound.
Obsession With Gadgets:
Gadgets can be addictive, and kids start showing behaving strangely when they get hooked to it. They won’t eat or do anything if you do not give them mobile or iPad and so on. However, this is more like a habitual thing. So, the best way is to avoid using too much of gadget in front of your kids. Rather, give them time when they are with you.
Lying On The Floor:
This is more like a tantrum. This is their stubborn way to protest if they are denied something. You might see them doing this more often around the age of two or three. The best way is to ignore or distract their mind immediately with something else.
Always Clinging To You:
You might find that your baby is clinging to your all the time or one moment, he/she clings to you and the next moments they run away. This behavior is maybe due to fear of the unknown, or maybe they are scared. Do not try to push them away, rather you can take them along and acclimatize them with the surroundings first.
Playing With Empty Box Rather Than The Toy:
This is quite common in toddlers. They are yet to understand what is more important- the toy or the box. It is better to let them play for a while, and then distract and remove the box. Or remove the box right at the beginning.
These are just a few examples and there can be many more, which you need to identify and resolve. As parents, you need to understand and handle these situations, sensibly with care. Because, scolding or repeated nagging can only worsen the situation. You need to understand why and when your child shows these behaviors, and then try to find a way to help him/her. These can leave a long lasting impact on their minds, so take help from experts or counselors, if required. Most importantly, keep giving your love, support and care, which is the best cure for any condition.