It’s easy to make assumptions about what’s behind a child’s impulsive behavior. For instance, if a child makes a rude remark, people might think the remark was intentionally insulting. But in a lot of cases, kids don’t mean to be rude or aggressive.
In addition to ADHD, there are also mental health issues, like phobias and
mood disorders, that can lead to impulsive behaviors in kids.
Lack of sleep can also cause impulsive behavior, as can stress and frustration. When kids are struggling with something in school or in everyday life, they may act out. Young kids don’t always have the words to say what they’re feeling.
observation log to keep track of what you’re seeing.