of Serious Violence Problems in Your Child
© Lynne Namka, Ed. D.
National Crime Prevention Council advises parents to know
the signs that indicate kids are troubled. Look for the symptoms:
Lack of interest in school.
of age-appropriate anger control skills.
themselves as the victim.
disregard for or refusal to follow the rules.
to pets or other animals.
or writing that bleak or violent or that depicts isolation
constantly about weapons or violence.
with things like violent games, movies and TV shows. Depression
or mood swings.
a weapon (any weapon) to school.
about bringing a weapon to school.
or unwarranted jealously.
with or interest in gangs.
from family and friends.
of these signs you see, the greater the chance that the child
needs help. These signs say your child is crying for help.
your child about his behavior and your expectations for him
or her. Don't wait until it is too late. Head it off before
there are dire circumstances coming out of it. The child who
shows these signs needs a safe person to work out his problems.
a number on people and always huts the family. Anger begets
anger. The more people rant and rave, the more hostility they
want is someone to listen to them and understand them. Getting
professional help is the best investment you can make in your
child's future. Or your might get a family friend, rabbi, minister
or teacher to talk to your child.
wise man said, "If you want to end up with what you got now,
keep on doing what you are doing." Try something different.
If you can't do it by yourself, get some help.
information and national resources, contact Stopping School
Violence website at www.ncpc.org/2schvio.htm