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10 year old grieving and angry

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Tiggerlau Tue 22-Nov-16 16:23:16

We have recently and really rather suddenly lost someone in a car accident. My son is 10 and is, like all of us, really struggling with the shock and tragedy.

Every day at the moment he's having at least one pretty amazing mood swing where he is just so angry. It's hard to watch. We have also relatively recently moved house, and he's moved schools so it's already been a very trying time.

The problem I have is that every day the school are telling me a new story about how angry he's been that day. Today he physically grabbed someone because they laughed at him for something (really out of his character).

I'm worried that in a new school, with a sensitive overthinking type child, and the grief on top is meaning he's isolating himself from the other children and they're going to start just leaving him out because it's easier.

He is seeing the school counsellor which is great, but if anyone else has any tips to help me engage with him to get him to address the anger that would be really helpful.

Thanks in advance.

RooDaisy Sat 26-Nov-16 00:18:43

I have no advice to give but I've just posted for the first time here and didn't want to read and run.

flowers for you and your son

Tiggerlau Sat 26-Nov-16 09:44:51

Thank you

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 26-Nov-16 09:51:03

Winston's Wish and Cruse both offer support for bereaved children and advice for those helping them cope. Perhaps they would be good starting points for you?

bambino2014 Fri 09-Dec-16 15:41:03

Sorry to hear your son is struggling, it must be a difficult time. Is there a nurturing teacher or group he can visit on a daily basis in school rather than waiting to see the counsellor? Just someone to checkin with him daily and safe haven for him?

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