problem child

problem child
a) A child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.

Of recent times very much has been said regarding the problem child, but as Lady Stradbroke pointed out last week but little is being done to cope with the menace that child is to itself and to the community.

b) Someone or something persistently difficult or vexing; a frequent source of trouble or annoyance.

Hill was a problem child who was sent to Woodlands because his parents couldnt handle him at home.


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