My child misbehaves every morning...
Why does my child do this?
This week, we will be answering COMMON QUESTIONS!
Last week, we shared some advice on lying – a topic that isn’t very openly discussed. As lots of you sent us messages, we thought we might focus on some of the most commonly asked questions, in a hope to cover other important topics that may be hard to tackle alone.
One of the key messages we share with the parents/carers of our clients is that poor behaviour is a symptom of something else…
Does your child make mornings really difficult by misbehaving, shouting or refusing to complete basic tasks like brush their teeth? Could this be because they’re anxious about school, worried about friendship issues, or even stressed about leaving you?
If your child frequently causes problems within the household before school, or even before bed, we have some advice...
Keep track of their behaviour.
We suggest keeping a diary and filling it in daily with information such as key behaviours, words/language they have used, when the issue began (as soon as they woke up, eating breakfast etc.), any worries they may have mentioned throughout the day, how much sleep they are likely to have had etc.
Keep the diary for around a month, then reflect on it and see if there are any obvious patterns. You can then try to address the issues yourself (if they are obvious), or reach out to your child’s school (if you think they may be able to help), and even your GP.
If you feel in need of support, please get in touch.
How else can HappiMe help you or your child? We offer targeted coaching programmes, which can be really useful for supporting you to develop more helpful thinking patterns. Find out more here.