SELECTED ARTICLES: GENERAL BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AND ADVICE
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Psychomotor Agitation with the Anti-Social Content in Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents 5/15/2016 Psychomotor Agitation (PMA) is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental excitation and anxiety of an individual. This psychomotor agitation is mostly unintentional and purposeless and stems from the traumatized child's anxiety.
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View Jeltje Simons The Money Is In The Drawer, Or Is It? Thoughts About Stealing 2/3/2015

We all know what the ultimate consequence is when people take things which do not belong to them.
This is  on the back of my mind when I get a call from my child's teacher who found a banknote in his pocket, or when I dig out his pockets and toys I have never seen roll out. When I doubt myself if biscuits I had purchased yesterday are missing. Is it conscious stealing, or just an act of a toddler inside the delayed child, or the effects of neglect?  One thing is sure: it is a bit of everything, but there is a problem if your money goes missing, regardless of the reason.

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View Jeltje Simons Consequences and discipline in an internationally adopted child's upbringing 2/21/2014 A consequence is a natural fallout of a person's choice, action or inaction. It differs from punishment in that a punishment is a retribution. A punishment is "getting back" at someone, trying to hurt them physically or emotionally in the hope that they will behave as we want them to behave in the future.
It is much easier to learn from natural consequences than from punishment, as punishment makes people afraid to do something, but not necessarily agree that their action was wrong; and it also conveys the idea that hurting another person is OK.
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. Difficulties with socialization and peer interaction in older internationally adopted children 12/29/2013

By teachers' and parents' admission, too many internationally adopted children are less socially successful than their age counterparts. Socialization implies accepting, either consciously or subconsciously, the values, attitudes, norms, social roles and styles of interaction that are prevalent in the group. In this article I discuss difficulties of IA children in the process of gaining the knowledge, social skills, and appropriate language that allow for integration into a peer group.

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View Jeltje Simons Finding an Extra-Curriculum Activity for an Adopted Child 11/18/2013 I want to give you 'the world' dear child, but unfortunately whatever I give you is lost, broken or thrown away after 4 hours, so my gift to you is not of a material nature but my time and patience so you can learn to appreciate beautiful music and play a musical instrument.
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