When a child struggle behaviorally at schools, if you are allowed to ask one question only, what would it be?
For me, it’s probably this.
Is this child more “inner compass orientated” or “outer compass orientated”?
The ones who make decisions based on their own thinking or feelings, are more “inner compass oriented”.
The ones who make decisions based on the thinking or feelings of others, are more “outer compass oriented”.
The extremes of both may cause adjustments problems with stress or anxiety.
One may find it hard to conform and may struggle to follow social norms. One may be very prone to peer pressures.
Knowing their biases may guide management in a transdiagnostic kind of way.
“Inner” needs to learn more “outer”, and “outer” needs to learn more “inner”.