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Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can last short periods of time (over a weekend) or long periods of time (lifetime)

Depression
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Negotiation

Child negotiation happens when children try to avoid tasks

and/or consequences 

through discussion

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Anxiety is characterized by worry, fear, and unease about any life event. It can be brief or last a lifetime

Anxiety
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Acting out

 Acting out is behaving in ways differently from what is normally expected

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Talking back

Talking back is typically a speedy and aggressive reply

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Learning disorders are genetic and/or environmental factors that impede our ability to learn.

(i.e. dyslexia, ADHD)

Learning Disorders

 
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Inattention

Inattention is anything that diverts our attention; a distraction

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by having trouble paying attention and/or  controlling impulsive behaviors.

 

Children with ADHD may have trouble sitting still to complete a task.  

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD
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Restrictive
Thoughts

Restrictive thoughts are limiting thoughts that usually stunts intelligential growth

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Defiance

 Defiance is a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, and/or bold disobedience

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ODD

 Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is characterized by ongoing patterns of hostility, disobedience,

and defiant behaviors - usually directed at authorities

Oppositional 

Defiant  Disorder

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Sibling fights are any disagreement between siblings (i.e. yelling, name calling)

Sibling fights
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Manipulation

Manipulation is skillfully controlling a situation without the other individual knowing

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OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) are characterized by  unreasonable thoughts and fears that can cause irresistible urges

Obsessive 

Compulsive 

Disorder

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Explosive behaviors are impulsive, aggressive,  violent behaviors or angry verbal 

outbursts, in which reaction is grossly out of proportion to the situation

Explosive
Behaviors
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Conduct disorder is a pattern of disruptive and/or violent behaviors characterized

by hostile and sometimes physically violent behavior and a disregard for others

Conduct Disorder
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Tourette Syndrome (aka TICS) are uncontrollable 

repetitive movements

Tourette
Syndrome
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Disruptive
Behaviors

Disruptive behaviors are any behaviors that interfere in learning and positive growth 

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Whining

Whining is a long pitched sound that children use to express their feelings

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Abuse

Abuse is any mistreatment towards others. Abuse can come in mental and physical forms

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Post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) is characterized as an anxiety condition brought on by previous events

PTSD

Post Traumatic Disorder