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My grandson appears to have trouble relating to adults. He

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My grandson appears to have trouble relating to adults. He is 6 and hits out and gets very angry at others and himself, and yet he can be very considerate and collaborative in team games etc. I feel that he is chronically self conscious when in the company of adults and draws attention to himself by bad behaviour and then can't get out of the loop of self consciousness/bad behaviour. How to help him, is my question?
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what have you tried?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Rewards, sanctions - everything in the lexicon, but maybe consistency is an issue. The problem is knowing what is behind this. His school often complain about him hitting other kids - we don't want to get a formal assessment unless that seems like the best way forward

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If he is hitting other children, then a formal assessment may be best
However, consistency is key with anything relating to children. If they see a weakness, they will exploit it.
If you have searched and can't find a reason behind it then a professional should get involved.
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