Parents often find themselves dealing with children who challenge the rules of the house. Toddlers and young children often explore their boundaries to determine what they can get away with. Older children and teens may challenge the authority of adults as they approach an age of independence. There is a difference between clinical disorders that necessitate medical treatment and behavioral issues that parents deal with on a weekly basis. Many behavior problems can be dealt with using creative solutions in the home. Common behavioral issues in children include everything from lying to physical aggression. Please explore this topic and share ideas and beliefs that you feel can assist parents on each side. Those who are dealing with children with boundary issues and those who are dealing with diagnosed disorders. What are the best coping mechanisms and strategies.