Has your child gone through something stressful or painful? Do they act aggressively or irritable for no apparent reason? Are they moody or tearful, sometimes to the point where nothing you do seems to help? Have they been acting resistant, defiant, or rebellious?
No matter what you might try to do to help, things do not seem to get better. Many children experience difficulties with their day-to-day activities. This includes in school, during family time, and in socializing with other children. Sometimes these issues can develop suddenly after a stressful life event. On the other hand, some difficulties can arise gradually over time.
Most adults are able to talk through their difficulties and address emotional problems. While many children have not developed that level of awareness and communication skills.