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Does Genes Influence Child Behaviour?-> Your Child & You #045
January 11, 2012


Child Development Guide Newsletter --> Your Child & You #045

"The Web's Most Popular Parenting Tips Newsletter"



In this issue we'll discuss...

1) Does Genes Influence Child Behaviour?

2) Special Announcement Just For You

3) Quote Of The Day


Many different things have an impact on your child's behaviour.

1. Genes

Some children are naturally more lively and excitable than others. They may be easily distracted and enjoy company rather than spending time on their own.

Although boisterous, you'll usually be able to control their behaviour.

2. School

You may notice a change in your child's behaviour when she starts school. If your child has problems learning things or is slower in picking things up, this can affect her behaviour.

Reading problems can also make it hard to complete tasks or follow instructions.

3. Parental behaviour

Problems are a part of everyday life, but if you are unhappy and absorbed in dealing with them, it will affect the time you spend with your child.

To counter this, your child may try to attract attention through noisy behaviour.

If it isn't clear to your child what is and isn't allowed, it can result in difficult behaviour. This is because rules let your child know you don't like a certain type of conduct.

Clear, consistent rules will help your child learn to control her own behaviour. So if you're a two-parent family, you and your partner need to agree on the boundaries.

If you're a working parent, it's also something that needs discussing with your child's carers.

4. Sensitivity to food or medicine.

There's no doubt food can affect the way we feel. You may notice certain foods affect your child’s behaviour. If you’re concerned about your child’s diet, you should ask your child's dietician for advice.

All children need a healthy balanced diet. Medicines can also affect the behaviour of some children.

Some asthma medications may sometimes make a child hyperactive, irritable or unable to sleep for a short time. Travel sickness medicines and antihistamines have the potential to make children either drowsy or overactive.

Children may feel irritable following vaccines or if a medicine has caused a headache. If you think any medicine is making your child behave differently, talk to your doctor.

It may be that your child’s behaviour is unrelated to the medicine, but if it is, your doctor may be able to suggest an alternative treatment.

5. Medical problems

Certain medical conditions can affect your child's behaviour. Epileptic seizures can cause a child to become drowsy, impairing their attention. Epilepsy can also cause unusual behaviour and lead to abnormal perceptions.

Hearing problems such as deafness or glue ear can make it hard for a child to follow instructions. Sometimes, not hearing what's been said can be mistaken for not doing what you're told.

That's it for today.

Helping You Raise A Happy Child,

Daniel Dwase


2) Special Announcement


I'm at the moment finishing off my new ebook "The Smart Parenting Guide" to be published soon.


* How To Empower Your Child To Succeed

* How To Reduce Tantrums, Freak-outs And Outbursts

* How To Stimulate Your Child's Imagination, Creativity And Intellect

* How To Boost Your Child's Confidence With Positive Reinforcements

* How To Handle Your Own Angry Outbursts And Enjoy Being A Parent Again.

Watch this space for the launch date!


3) Quote Of The Day


"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."

~ Hodding Carter


About the Author


Daniel Dwase is the editor of He is a father of one. His free weekly newsletter goes out to thousands of parents worldwide and provides the latest parenting tips, strategies, techniques and instruction on how to become a better and informed parent.

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