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acting out behavior what is acting out behavior

People say a child is “acting out” when they exhibit unrestrained and improper actions.
Acting out may include fighting, throwing fits, stealing, or antisocial behavior.
If behavior lasts longer than 6 months, you should consult a healthcare professional.

People say a child is “acting out” when they exhibit unrestrained and improper actions. The behavior is usually caused by suppressed or denied feelings or emotions.

Acting out reduces stress. It’s often a child’s attempt to show otherwise hidden emotions. Acting out may include fighting, throwing fits, or stealing. In severe cases, acting out is associated with antisocial behavior and other personality disorders in teenagers and younger children.