Behavioural difficulties in school

1. Reasons for behavioural difficulties in school

Children may have behaviour difficulties in school for lots of reasons. For example, they may be anxious or worried, have difficulty communicating or have not yet learned what is expected of them. Some children have learning difficulties or medical conditions which make school much harder for them. Behaviour difficulties can be a short-term part of typical development, or they can be a way of communicating an unmet need.

Whatever the reason for your child’s difficulties, if they are concerning you it is important that you talk to your child’s teachers as soon as possible, to agree the support your child will have.

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