Elusive Cause of anxiety
It is not always easy to be certain of the real reasons for your child's behaviour. Anxieties from one context can lead to upset and meltdowns in another context. For example, something at school can lead to a problem at home and visa versa. Equally anxieties may be hidden deep inside and the child themselves is not aware or able to articulate them. When there is an incident over something quite trivial it can be easy to mis-identify the cause. For example, a child having a meltdown because their sibling ate the last chocolate biscuit, may seem to be a case of jealousy and/or disappointment. However, if your child usually handles these situations well then the reason why they couldn't on this occasion is often something else. Thus working out the underlying cause of anxiety may take some dedicated detective work!