Defiance is defined as an open resistance or bold disobedience. Defiance is a common act among young teens and children. Defiance can come in many different forms and different levels.
An act of defiance doesn’t always mean that there are bigger problems at hands but it is important to pay attention if defiance becomes a big part in a teens behavior. Defiance can be the cause of many different things often times small but sometimes the problem may be much larger. Defiant behavior come from problems such as a predisposition or disorder in the brain to a problem of substance abuse. Smaller acts of defiance can just be the cause of lack of sleep or food or also from problems such as bullying.
Defiance can be a good indicator of a more serious problem in a teens life. It is important to ask questions when signs of defiance are used frequently.« Back to Glossary Index