Sometimes our children can display challenging behaviour. Now more than ever, for some of our children, the world is a difficult place to understand. Their normal routines have become disrupted and they may be experiencing higher levels of anxiety.
Behaviour has a function, and there could be a number of reasons for it. These may include difficulty in processing information, unstructured time, over-sensitivity or under-sensitivity to sensory stimuli, a change in routine, transition between activities, or physical reasons like feeling unwell, tired or hungry. Not being able to communicate these difficulties can lead to anxiety, anger and frustration, and then to an outburst of challenging behaviour.
We have compiled a series of videos that you can access that may help with de-escalation and help our children to manage their own anxieties. We hope you find these useful.