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MIND BUMP: Violence in Children

How to Prevent Violence in Children By Maryann DePietro, journalist and therapist.

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    Know the warning signs. Identify behavior or personality traits that might lead to violence. Although everyone, including children, occasionally gets angry, there are signs that a child might be prone to violence. They include frequent, intense displays of irritability or outbursts or anger and the tendency to become frustrated easily.

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    Seek intervention early. If a child shows signs that he might be prone to violence or has been violent, seek help from a mental health professional. Get a referral from your pediatrician or your child's school counselor. A mental health professional can assess your child, help him deal with negative feelings and develop ways to handle emotions without violence. Behavior modification therapy can help children learn new coping techniques.

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    Set a good example around your children. Children who are around violent behavior can become violent. Be a good role model by exhibiting control when angry or frustrated. Discuss ways to cope with anger, such as counting to 10, taking a deep breath or taking a time-out.

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    Monitor the TV programs your children watch. Violence on television is common. Although not all children who see violent programs will display violent behavior, some children might be more susceptible. Check the ratings of TV shows, movies and video games.

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    Contact the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center. This organization provides information on violence prevention programs for children and how to start a program in your community.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_5027437_prevent-violence-children.html