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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

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In brief: Be supportive

Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions.
Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you.

In brief: Be supportive

Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions.
Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you.
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