Behaviour support needs to consider wider emotional and social issues that surround the child/young person/family. Many behaviour problems become habitual patterns of reacting to situations. The earlier the intervention the greater the opportunity for success.
At present some children and young people are suffering with reactive behaviour issues due to fear and uncertainty that surrounds fear of infection, school closure, social isolation/lockdowns and the indefinite state of living due to
The lack of prediction of what will happen next, no routine, loss of control and freedom can cause an impact on behaviour. The best way forward is to find opportunities to empower them and help them feel that they have some control in some areas; be that through knowledge, choices, planning as part of the family and making sure that their thoughts and concerns are heard. This may be achievable through regular family meetings and open chats, placing a worry box for anyone to pop a message in can also help. If you need further support, please do email me.