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Behavioural Disorders, Child Medication and Issues for Parents, Teachers and Early Childhood Services

By Arwen Hann
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Back in the day, disruptive children who acted out or caused problems around the house were usually deemed to be badly behaved and would have been given a clip round the ear or told to get on with things.behaving badly

In today’s society, however, things have changed.

Now when a child is badly behaved, often one of the first assumptions made is that they have some kind of behaviour disorder.

From ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), it seems as if there is an explanation or in some people’s view an excuse for every type of bad behaviour.

This article reviews the issues and looks at how parents and early childhood services may respond.

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