All too often children who get angry are often seen as needing punishment. However, most angry children’s bodies are stuck in a state of hyper-arousal, as if they were on a rollercoaster that they can’t stop. The child’s body and mind are in a state of alarm, which they cannot control. Responses of children locked in anger are, not being able to think properly, feeling overwhelmed, and not being able to bear and contain their reactions of rage or fury. There are various precipitating factors with regard to aggressive behavior. For instance, sometimes children suffer from undiagnosed and untreated emotional difficulties such as post traumatic stress disorder, feelings of low self-worth and other such difficulties.
The child psychologist will be able to identify what is sparking anger in the child and work with the child to find healthy coping mechanisms in order to deal with their feelings of anger and rage.

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Attention Deficit Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Death and Bereavement
Elimination Disorders
Exam Stress
Learning Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-esteem issues
Social and Peer difficulties

Withdrawal Behaviour

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