Little boys beginning big school

"When boys feel emotionally vulnerable –– as they do when they struggle with the academic requirements of their first year of big school –— they tend to have a default setting that takes them straight through to anger, which is a very acceptable warrior emotion but often not acceptable in everyday settings, especially school. Feeling vulnerable, sad, bored, unhappy, confused, uncertain of what is required of him or a failure often is expressed through anger and often in aggressive acting out behaviour. The stronger a boy feels emotionally connected to his adult allies, the safer his emotional world becomes and the better his behaviour will be.”

An interesting article by Maggie Dent on boys starting school .... Read it by clicking HERE.