Cause and effect relationshipCCause and effect relationshipCause and effect relationshipEnglishDevelopmentalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZVirginia Frisk, Ph.D., C. Psych8.0000000000000058.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cause and effect issues have to do with difficulty in inferring relationships. For example, if your child is outside and you ask them, "Why are all the streets and sidewalks wet?" and they cannot figure it out.</p><p>Cause and effect issues have to do with difficulty in inferring relationships. For example, if your child is outside and you ask them “why are all the streets and sidewalks wet?” and they cannot figure it out. Difficulty recognizing cause-effect relationship can become a serious problem since many dangerous behaviours are prevented by a proper understanding of cause-effect relationships. For example, putting your hand on a hot stove (the cause) will produce a burn (the effect). Children with cause-effect relationship problems will have much more trouble learning that it is not a good idea to put your hand on the stove. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When a child has trouble understanding cause and effect relationships, they don't have a proper understanding of the consequence of actions, which can be dangerous.</li> <li>This lack of understanding can affect your child's safety, learning and social skils.</li> <li>There are multiple things parents can do and resources they can use to help their child learn impulse control and cause and effect relationships.</li></ul>
Relation de cause à effetRRelation de cause à effetCause and effect relationshipFrenchNAPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZVirginia Frisk, Ph.D., C. Psych8.0000000000000058.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les troubles de cause à effet se rapportent à la difficulté à déduire les relations. Par exemple, si votre enfant est à l’extérieur et que vous lui demandez « pourquoi les rues et les trottoirs sont-ils mouillés? » et qu’il ne peut pas trouver la réponse.</p><p>Les troubles de cause à effet se rapportent à la difficulté à déduire les relations. Par exemple, si votre enfant est à l’extérieur et que vous lui demandez « pourquoi les rues et les trottoirs sont-ils mouillés? » et qu’il ne peut pas trouver la réponse. La difficulté à reconnaître les relations de cause à effet peut devenir un problème sérieux, puisque plusieurs comportements dangereux peuvent être évités par une compréhension adéquate des relations de cause à effet. Par exemple, placer sa main sur un poêle chaud (la cause) occasionnera une brûlure (l’effet). Les enfants avec des troubles de la relation de cause à effet auront beaucoup plus de difficulté à apprendre que ce n’est pas une bonne idée de placer sa main sur le poêle.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Lorsqu’un enfant éprouve de la difficulté à reconnaître les relations de cause à effet, ils n’ont pas une compréhension adéquate des conséquences de leurs actions, ce qui peut devenir dangereux.</li> <li>Cette difficulté de comprendre peut affecter la sécurité de votre enfant de même que ses habiletés d’apprentissage et sociales.</li> <li>Il existe une multitude de choses que les parents peuvent mettre en place et de ressources qu’ils peuvent utiliser afin que leur enfant apprenne à contrôler son impulsivité et les relations de cause à effet.</li></ul>

 

 

Cause and effect relationship1886.00000000000Cause and effect relationshipCause and effect relationshipCEnglishDevelopmentalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZVirginia Frisk, Ph.D., C. Psych8.0000000000000058.0000000000000427.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cause and effect issues have to do with difficulty in inferring relationships. For example, if your child is outside and you ask them, "Why are all the streets and sidewalks wet?" and they cannot figure it out.</p><p>Cause and effect issues have to do with difficulty in inferring relationships. For example, if your child is outside and you ask them “why are all the streets and sidewalks wet?” and they cannot figure it out. Difficulty recognizing cause-effect relationship can become a serious problem since many dangerous behaviours are prevented by a proper understanding of cause-effect relationships. For example, putting your hand on a hot stove (the cause) will produce a burn (the effect). Children with cause-effect relationship problems will have much more trouble learning that it is not a good idea to put your hand on the stove. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When a child has trouble understanding cause and effect relationships, they don't have a proper understanding of the consequence of actions, which can be dangerous.</li> <li>This lack of understanding can affect your child's safety, learning and social skils.</li> <li>There are multiple things parents can do and resources they can use to help their child learn impulse control and cause and effect relationships.</li></ul><p>It should be remembered that all children, at some point, will behave impulsively. In many cases, the child understands the cause-effect relationship but has not yet learned to control their impulses. </p><h2>When to worry</h2><p>Typical signs of cause-effect problems include:</p><ul><li>The child never asks why something happens and lacks insight into why something happened. </li><li>They engage in dangerous activities even after repeated warnings, for example, by touching a hot stove or playing with sharp sticks. </li><li>They seem not to know the reasons for the rules, for example, if you ask them, “Why are you not allowed to touch the knives?” </li><li>They do not learn from experience. </li><li>They have few friends and often has trouble making or keeping friends because they do not know how their actions upset the other children. </li><li>They freeze in new situations and seem unable to figure out what to do. </li></ul><h2>Effect in the classroom</h2><ul><li>They have trouble seeing similarities between similar situations. </li><li>They have difficulty transferring routines and procedures from one situation to another. </li><li>They have trouble with social relationships. </li><li>They have difficulty developing efficient strategies in unstructured situations. </li></ul><h2>How to help</h2><ul><li>Explain the consequences of the child’s actions: “if you knock down Jason’s blocks, he won’t want to play with you.” </li> <li>Develop rules and routines for important activities. Teach them explicitly and stick to them. </li><li>Make very clear why you do a task in a particular way. Talk your way through the task as you do it. </li><li>If the child does something incorrectly, demonstrate the appropriate behaviour for the situation, then have the child rehearse. “If you want Jason to play with you, ask “can I play too?”” </li><li>Make expectations and consequences clear: “If you jump down the stairs, I will give you a time-out.” </li><li>Always explain why a consequence was given. Consequences without explanation may be remembered as “they were mean to me.” </li><li>If impulsive behaviour is extreme, arrange to meet with a physician or psychologist to investigate the possibility the child has an Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In some cases, medication could be helpful in reducing impulsive behaviour. </li></ul><h2>Resources</h2><h3>1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12</h3><p>by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD<br>Trade paperback: 212 pages<br>Publisher: ParentMagic Inc. (2003)<br>ISBN: 1889140163 </p><h3>SOS Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behaviour Problems, Third Edition</h3><p>by Lynn Clark, PhD, and illustrated by John Robb<br>Paperback<br>Publisher: Parents Press (2005)<br>ISBN: 0935111212 </p><h3>Setting the Stage</h3><p>Setting the Stage is program that helps parents develop an understanding of what triggers inappropriate behaviours in their children. The program, which includes a manual and a video, can be ordered on line through the Child Development Resource Connection at: </p><p> <a href="http://cdrcp.com/stsresources/" target="_blank">http://cdrcp.com/stsresources/</a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/cause_and_effect_relationship.jpgCause and effect relationship

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