In this section
Social relationships play an important role in normal child
development. Children develop their sense of identity and self
esteem through their relationships with others. Parents and
teachers need to be sensitive to signs of anxiety, depression
or low self esteem if a child is struggling to make and
Lack of inhibition, impulsiveness, intolerance, reduced
anger control, poor judgement, a drop in motivation and
insensitivity to others can be issues for some people for varying lengths of time
following a brain injury.
The effects of these behaviours can have an impact on a child's
ability to make friends, and puts them at risk of alienating peers
and others. Sometimes these changes are less visible and
interactions may change in more subtle ways.
Developed by the RCH Paediatric
Rehabilitation Service. Published February 2007. Updated November
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