Could your son’s aggression be anxiety in disguise?

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Your usually placid son has just lashed out in the school playground. It’s not like him and you can’t figure out what’s going on.

Could your son’s aggression or disruptive behaviour actually be anxiety in disguise?

This article published on psychology website Hey Sigmund outlines the science behind why your son may respond violently when he’s anxious. And we love that it gives parents some practical communicating and coping strategies.  

This article doesn’t ask you to excuse your son’s bad behaviour, rather it reminds you to look for the reasons behind the behaviour – to simply ask yourself “why?”

Coping with new teachers, classmates, expectations, routines and environments can be stressful for kids (and parents!). With our boys back at school, it’s well worth a read.


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