Disruptive behavior may be a sign of anxiety.
Everyone has a bad day sometimes, kids and adults alike. Furthermore, this is perfectly fine because nobody is happy every single day. It is normal to have a range of emotions from sadness to anger, depending on what the day brings. However, does your kid often have disruptive behavior more than not? Even when nothing provokes it? While typically acting out may not be something we associate with anxiety, it is possible. There are particular signs to look for in disruptive behavior that might be a result of anxiety.
If a student is compulsively kicking the kid’s chair in front of him or throwing a tantrum when the schedule is ignored, it may be anxiety. Anxiety can make kids more aggressive. When children feel upset or threatened and don’t know how to handle their feelings, they are more likely to be disruptive. This action may include fighting other kids, throwing things, or pushing over a desk because they’re feeling out of control. Suppose your child’s teacher explains some of these behaviors to you during a conference. Please consider these notes.