Many of you have already seen this video of a 6-year-old boy with emotional and behavioral problems who is acting out while getting his hair cut.
Is it and was it, wrong to inflict more violence on an already damaged child?
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a Harvard Medical School professor, tells Childmind.org that children who act out aggressively in public or in school are likely suffering from an undiagnosed anxiety disorder.
“When the chief complaint is temper tantrums, or disruption in school, or throwing themselves on the floor while shopping at the mall, it’s hard to know what it means,” she explains.
“The trouble is that when kids who are anxious become disruptive they push away the very adults who they need to help them feel secure,” notes Dr. Rappaport.
The video is a bit disturbing but was the mother wrong for inflicting such trauma on her son? And do you think the barber should’ve still cut his hair?