What may seem as defiance or acting out can sometimes be the anxiety created by sensory issues. Next time your child is “acting out” think about what may be triggering this behavior.
“Anxiety manifests in a surprising variety of ways in part because it is based on a physiological response to a threat in the environment, a response that maximizes the body’s ability to either face danger or escape danger.
“So while some children exhibit anxiety by shrinking from situations or objects that trigger fears, some react with overwhelming need to break out of an uncomfortable situation. That behavior, which can be unmanageable, is often misread as anger or opposition.” – Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute
CLICK HERE: How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior: Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious
For further reading and support for anxiety in children, consider the following affiliate links:
Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime. Sign up for a FREE 30-Day Amazon Prime Trial to get access to thousands of movies, tv shows, books and music for FREE!
Photo Credit / Modified
Ann M. Zenk says
I wish I had seen this earlier in my daughter’s life. It totally explains who she is and is so helpful.
Amina McKenzie says
This sounds so much like my 14 year old
it’d be nice if you updated your website. Your contact doesn’t work, nor do most of the links for your products
Actually, I clearly list on my contacts page that if you’re a parent to please use my Facebook link.