Published: 17 April 2023


There are lots of possible reasons for challenging behaviour in young children. If problem behaviour is causing you or your child distress, or upsetting the rest of the family, it is important to address it.

You can speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of our team for advice and support.

Top tips for challenging behaviour:

  • be consistent
  • try not to overact
  • talk to your child
  • be positive about the good things
  • offer rewards
  • do not give in

Read more on the NHS dealing with child behaviour problems page.