It’s not easy to watch your child’s level of frustration rise to a breaking point.
When they’re bullied in school or left out of activities, a child may internalize these events as personal failures.
Another child might cluelessly say something that turns someone off and not realize why they are being excluded. Yet another might be so afraid of saying the wrong thing, or being rejected, that they stay away from social situations that could make them feel vulnerable.
It is stressful to witness your child withdrawing from meaningful events in their life when they react to negative feedback from peers or the perception that something bad could happen to them.
These kids are crying out for guidance on how to fit in and what to do if something doesn’t go their way. They need you as a parent to step in and give them a safe way to feel accepted and climb out of self-inflicted holes.