Signs of Anxiety in children’s behaviour
This can be a result of fear. Investigate if there is fear behind repeated angry episodes and work on the fear rather than the anger.
Problems sleeping –
create a good bedtime routine that promotes calm and safety
work on your communication. It is often the case that defiance stems from not knowing and fearing it.
can also be a sign of anxiety and possible attempt at avoidance. Is this a regular behaviour or pattern? If it is you may want to seek professional help.
Lack of focus –
Is this a regular problem? If so (as with negativity) you may want to seek professional help
Over planning –
this can be an attempt to feel in control. Gentle work to lessen the dependence.