Behavior Issues

Behavior Issues

Behavioral issues are common and certainly nothing to be ashamed about. If your child is struggling with behavior problems and other mental health issues, you can address them. Prompt intervention now could lead to a healthier household and put your child in a position to succeed. In need of assistance? Dr. Carol Calabrese, Dr. Inna Meskin, Dr. Alexis Capozzoli, Renee Thomas and Joe Larena can provide assistance not only for behavioral issues but many other challenges as well. If you should live in or near Sparta, NJ, and need assistance with behavior issues, contact Skylands Pediatrics.

What Are Behavioral Issues with Children?

Behavioral issues can be a rather vague and wide-sweeping concept. Many children will experience behavior challenges, such as throwing a tantrum, from time to time. The occasional moment of undesirable behavior is nothing to worry about in most cases. However, consistent and increasing patterns could hint at serious challenges.

Behavioral issues may include:

  • Aggression
  • Destroying property
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Refusing to listen to others
  • Refusing to follow rules
  • Unpredictable mood swings

Of course, many other behavioral problems can crop up. Professional intervention could help. Further, timely treatment can protect your child and their development. If issues go unresolved, they are often far more difficult to treat later on.

If you believe that your child is suffering from issues that could impact their quality of life or the harmony in the home, it’s time to speak with an expert. Dr. Calabrese, Dr. Meskin, Dr. Capozzoli, Renee Thomas and Joe Larena at Skylands Pediatrics in Sparta, NJ, can help with behavioral challenges.

When is Professional Intervention Needed?

There’s no single right answer to when professional assistance is needed. As a parent, you may have to trust your instincts. If you feel that professional help is needed, then professional help is almost certainly warranted.

Professional intervention is often needed when:

  • Their behavior is getting increasingly worse.
  • Behavior issues are disrupting the household on a regular basis.
  • School performance and intellectual development are being affected.
  • Their social development is suffering.

The above list, of course, is not exhaustive. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. If you’re not sure whether professional help is needed, you can call a physician and explain your situation. From there, the doctor can provide advice and suggest next steps. You may also want to talk to teachers and other employees at your child’s school.

If you live in or near Sparta, NJ, and you’re struggling with behavior issues, it’s time to seek assistance by contacting Skylands Pediatrics at 973 729-2197. Dr. Calabrese, Dr. Meskin, and Dr. Capozzoli would be glad to work with you and your family.

Skylands Pediatrics


328-A S Sparta Ave,
Sparta Township, NJ 07871

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328-A S Sparta Ave,
Sparta Township, NJ 07871