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my 6 year old child has emotional outburst
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my 6 year old child has emotional outburst

my 6 year old daughter is in grade one and her teacher says that she has been having emotional outbursts in class.she seems to get frustrated very easy and this seems to be the cause of it.  The only problem is the teacher says that she gets so loud with her crying that it disrupts the class and I dont want her to be labled.she also has a low frustration level and crys easy at home and will take a emotional tantrum anywhere she feels comfortable.The thing that i cant understand is why because she can be a very loving child who listens well but when she wants something done her way and she cant get it watch out.  Her grades are very good and she is reading better then anyone in the class so this is another thing that i cant fiqure out. what is there to get frustrated over she makes a big deal out of little things and has a hard time seperated the things that she should be upset about and the things that she souldnt. all this time that i thought she was just being bad does she have an emotional problem that i am not aware of . She has always been an emotional child even when she was little.
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Your daughter definitely has difficulty managing the anger that comes with being frustrated. Now, as children develop, they gradually learn to handle frustration of their wishes/desires without being overwhelmed with anger. You could be witnessing simply a developmental lag in acquiring the ability to manage frustration, or this can also be a symptom of an emotional disorder (e.g., mood disorder, disruptive behavior disorder). My sense is that it is quite likely the former. It would be sensible to establish a systematic management program at both home and school. With the day divided into segments, your daughter would be rewarded for displaying control when she is frustrated, and she would be timed out when she displays lack of sufficient control. The goal of the system is to encourage her to increase her self-control. I'm not sure what you mean by 'being labeled', but the reality is that she is posing a problem for the class, just as she does at home, when things don't go her way. It's important to tackle this head-on and do something about it, without worrying about how she might be regarded.
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