The Symptoms Of Withdrawal Which Can Be Involved With Their Parents

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The symptoms like withdrawal which can be involved with the increased tantrums and irritability, aggressive outbursts, difficulty in transitions, frustrations, demanding, peer problems, feeling of helplessness, decrease in academic performance and difficulty in pin pointing what is bothering them are shown by the children in middle childhood (Di Ciacco, 2008).In this age, they create their own irrational and non-reversible thoughts. They also have strong emotions like intense guilt, sadness and anger. They are also very less likely to distract themselves and are able to keep their emotions at bay. Children at this age may think that they have killed their parent through their anger, past negative thoughts and wish to join die and join…show more content…
As a practitioner, the role in this situation is to minimize disruptive events, protect each child’s experience of attachment from harm and support family coping. For this, creating goals for dealing with grief and moving forward is important. Children and adolescents do not tend to grieve in isolation. They grieve within the social context of their family, friends, cultural setting and community (Di Ciacco 2008). Narchaul (2008) refers to Bowlby’s (1969) theory of attachment as providing a framework for us to understand the connectedness to others and how we relate to others. Personal behavioural and coping strategies can be sourced back to childhood upbringing and influences, with issues such as trust, resilience and the ability to regulate emotions essential in playing a role in recovery (Turunen, 2014). Weenolsen (1991, p. 60) states that each disaster or trauma provides a scenario in which the recovery of human beings relies heavily on their ability to transcend their loss of attachment and move on, to psychologically rebirth their attachments. The development theory is another one where the practitioner would identify the conditions impacting as an individual. This path gives direction to upcoming plans and interventions. As the children are at different stages this theory base is appropriate. For example both children would be engaged with creative/physical outlets, observed during family interactions and noted for behavioural traits (Di Ciacco 2008).
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