When children behave in problematic ways, Americans usually call that “misbehavior.” In some countries and cultures, there is no such word; all problematic behavior is seen as the child not knowing better and the parents’ are viewed as responsible for teaching children proper behavior, setting boundaries while they are learning, and redirecting improper behavior rather than punishing it. This is a pretty healthy view and response to children’s behavior that adults judge to be problematic. When we view problematic behavior as “misbehavior” that we judge to be... (Read More ...)