Tips for Care Givers of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Elementary Years (6-11 years) Use the effective management techniques that are being used in your child’s classroom in your home environment. Help you other children to develop an understanding of behavior disorders. Establish rules, routines,, and consequences that fit your child’s developmental age and interests. Take advantage of parent training and support groups that are available in your community. Obtain counseling when appropriate for yourself, your other children,, and your spouse from a community mental health agency or other public or private source. Help your other children and their friends understand the things they can do to assist you in rearing your child with behavior disorders.