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Common Factors That Influence Child Behavior Problems

Most children will deal with behavioral issues at some point in their lives. Many children want to test their boundaries, and this is a natural step in the process of development. However, there’s a difference between occasionally acting out and dealing with behavioral problems. When these acts of defiance become a regular occurrence and it becomes difficult for your child to function at home or at school, there may be a more serious issue that they’re dealing with. There are certain factors that may increase your child’s chance of dealing with these behavioral issues and it’s important to be able to identify any factors early. Dr. Kevin White, Dr. Stacey Lowen, and Dr. Gary Winston at Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, CA, can explain what could influence child behavior problems and how to manage these factors. 

Factors That Influence Behavioral Problems

There are certain factors in a child’s life that may influence their behavior and how their brain reacts in certain situations. The common behavior problems that your child may deal with are obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), conduct disorder (CD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are no known causes for these issues, but there are factors that may influence your child’s chances of dealing with them. 

Common risk factors could include: 

  • Gender- boys are more likely to experience behavior issues than girls 
  • Difficult pregnancy 
  • Premature birth 
  • Temperament 
  • Difficult family life 
  • Learning difficulties 
  • Intellectual disabilities 
  • Issues with brain development 

It’s important that you’re able to talk to our pediatrician in Ventura, CA, about these child behavior problem factors and determine if your child might deal with a behavioral problem in the future. 

Contact Our Pediatricians Today 

Find out more about behavioral problem factors. Contact Dr. White, Dr. Lowen, and Dr. Winston at Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, CA, to learn more about child behavior problems. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (805) 643-7500.

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