“What is your child’s Challenging Behaviour trying to tell you?”

This guide for families was updated June 2017. A version for youths & adults with Challenging Behaviours is in development. Learn more...

What is your child’s challenging behaviour trying to tell you?


This introductory guide is for parents, family members and carers who are worried about their child’s/family members behaviour.

Parents can feel under a lot of pressure to ‘solve’ behaviour problems and are naturally very worried about the best approach to take. There are often complex reasons behind a child’s behaviour and it is rarely anyone’s fault, rather it is difficult to interpret what their behaviour is trying to tell us.

A version of this resource looking at youths and adults is currently being developed.