The triggers that children, particularly those who have experienced early trauma, come into contact with in a school day may be significant. These may include the noise, moving between classrooms, having the correct equipment available, changes of key teaching staff, unstructured times during breaks, and difficulties with peer relationships.
Throughout the day these stressors keep “shaking the fizzy drink”, and the pressure inside continues to increase.
Parents may experience the ‘lid’ exploding off their children when they come home from school due to the pent-up pressure.
If this sounds familiar, there are a few hints and tips below that may be helpful to try.