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Why does your star-student child turn into a screaming banshee right after school?

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For many children, falling apart after school is simply a case of hunger or tiredness.
For many children, falling apart after school is simply a case of hunger or tiredness.

Alarm bells started ringing for mom of two, Kirsty Asad, when her daughter Ameena (then seven years old) fell apart after school - every day.

"She would cry, scream, shout, hit out aggressively or just completely ignore me and run to her bedroom – she just couldn't handle any more instructions or expectations," Kirsty recalls.

"This behaviour would last for two to three hours every single school-day afternoon. I was concerned that she might be behaving like this at school too."

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