What are the Causes of Bad Behavior in Children？
The Bad Kids, which is based on a Chinese novel of the same name written by Zi Jinchen, became the most talked-about Chinese television drama in this summer. The suspense thriller revolves around three teenagers who unwittingly records a murder and how the incident upends the lives of several families.
It doesn’t shy away from weighty social issues, zeroing in on the importance of a child’s upbringing to the development of their character and moral compass. The protagonist, Zhu Chaoyang, whose dark streak is exacerbated by loneliness, run-ins with bullies, and intense pressure from his mother to excel in school, is also largely ignored by his father. The other main characters, Yan Liang and Pu Pu, were raised in an orphanage and then escape to Chaoyang’s city in search of funds to cure the leukemia of Pu Pu’s younger brother. All three kids come from broken families that cannot provide them with attention, affection or security that other children enjoy.
According to psychologist Jonice Webb, childhood emotional neglect happens when a parent fails to respond to a child’s emotional needs. It may sound like nothing, but actually it can have as great an impact upon a child as abuse. Without any doubt，Zhu Chaoyang’s parents have greatly neglected their kid’s emotional needs. His father prefers spending time with his new wife and daughter. And his controlling mother, who divorced from a cheating husband, places all her hopes on her son and sees education the only way to armor his son against this harsh world.
The television drama simply asks questions about who should be responsible for the actions of the bad kids, and how the traumatic experiences in the childhood are forcing out the dark sides of their personalities. Alfred Adler once said, “Lucky people are healed by their childhoods their whole lives, while unlucky people spend their whole lives healing from their childhoods.” For kids, the miserable experiences caused by their main family members could have a lasting traumatic impact on their whole lives. Therefore, parents should ensure the emotional health of their kids, providing appropriate emotional support and guidance so as to give them a happy childhood.
Wish there will be no more bad kids.
streak n. （尤指不好的）性格特征
zero in on 集中精力于；瞄准目标于
protagonist n. （戏剧、电影、书的）主要人物，主人公，主角
orphanage n. 孤儿院
run-in n. 争论，争吵，冲突
Leukemia n. 白血病
Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) 童年期情感忽视