Reply To: Behaviour

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i_spell
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Sometimes children with anxiety can also hold it together until they get home and then they melt. One great idea is creating a structured downtime as soon as he is home with some alone activities that help with regulation: snack, room with door closed and colouring, lego, stuffies, etc. After some alone time, then exercise to regulate energy again. If you make it something everyone has to do, then it’s more about self-care. If it’s truly ADHD it will start to affect academics once they become more challenging. Teaching him self-regulation now could go a long way to helping him help himself and not take it out on you. Hope that is helpful…