Un-Stuck! Increased aggression and alarm in our children during COVID. What can we do?
During this particularly turbulent time of COVID, there are many emotions stirred up in our children. Alarm. Frustration. Worry. When emotions get stirred up, they will come out in the child’s behaviour. We are seeing increasing aggression in kids as their frustration builds. Sometimes we can be at a loss for what to do.
Instead of asking kids to ‘cut it out’ or ‘stop it’ – it can be helpful if we can recognize that when emotions are stirred up, they need somewhere to go. Holding it in will only work for so long (think of having to go to the bathroom!), as eventually, these emotions will burst out. So instead of asking a child to hold it in, it is helpful if we can find healthy ways to help them to get out the frustration energy that is building inside of them.
This discussion will walk around the re-frame of understanding that behind the challenging behaviours we see; there is always an emotion and that emotion needs to go somewhere. We will chat about practical things we can do every day to help kids to find some release during this challenging time and how by preemptively channeling this emotional energy, we can lower aggression and the alarm a child might be experiencing.
Perfect for parents and caregivers of children ages 4 to 19.
April 8, 2020 7:00pm EST/ 4:00pm PST
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