I have a 6 yr old daughter with high combined type ADHD who also struggles significantly with emotional regulation and anxiety. She is an externalizer so she pushes these uncomfortable feelings out on the rest of the family through verbal and at times physical aggression. Times of transition (I.e. going to school in the morning) are becoming a clear trigger point. I was successful this morning by simply distracting her with a library book and reading together. However, I'm wondering if other folks have experience dealing with extreme negativity / commitment to being unhappy as a coping strategy for discomfort/anxiety/transitions and if you have any strategies for shifting this pattern?
Thanks in advance,