Risk Factors of Behavior

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Risk Factors of Behavior
Ausha Johnson
ECE 201: Intro to Early Childhood Behavior Management
Instructor: Carmen Balgobin
October 13, 2013

Risk Factors of Behavior
Intro
When the question is asked, “Why are some children more challenging than others”, many assumptions can come to mind such as: different age range, difference in the raising/parenting, and I have even heard people say that some children are just “bad”. People make these assumptions and don’t even know the true history of the child and what the child has been through or currently going through; I have been one of these people myself. It’s important to know that something seriously could be wrong with our children rather in development issues or home based issues. In this paper I will be discussing different risk factors and how they can influence a child’s behavior; I will also enlighten you on how you as well as other teachers, and parents can help change these behaviors.
Risk Factors Educators and parents must be able to identify risk factors in order to be able to successfully understand and help a child in need. There are many factors that should be known about such as: Poverty, Violence, and problem with brain function (Development). * Poverty- Child poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon and can be measured in many ways. It is imperative that governments make a commitment to child poverty reduction, recognizing and responding to child poverty is the first priority, alongside building expertise and improved approaches to child poverty measurement. Understanding child poverty to the fullest possible extent is vital. While an adult may fall into poverty temporarily, falling into poverty in childhood can last a lifetime – rarely does a child get a second chance at an education or a healthy start in life. As such, child poverty threatens not only the individual child, but is likely…...

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