Effective treatment for badly behaved toddlers

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

Simply writing off behaviour problems in toddlers as ‘the terrible twos’ might be a missed opportunity for effective early intervention, new UK research suggests.

Findings from a randomised controlled study, just published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a brief parenting intervention,  can significantly reduce behaviour problems in children as young as 12 months old. Researchers say this could alter the trajectory for these children as behaviour problems are one of the commonest mental health disorders in childhood and are associated with poorer long-term outcomes.

 

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