For years, I've been thinking that I recognize a connection between the weather and Bud’s ability (or inability) to maintain emotional regulation. Specifically, it seems as though Bud struggles as a low pressure weather system is approaching our area. When the forecast calls for a major storm a day or two in the future, Bud is volatile – sometimes emotional and easily overwhelmed, sometimes oppositional and aggressive, and sometimes all of those things at the same time.
On the other hand, I’m aware that I live in a region of the country characterized by volatile weather systems. We have a lot of advancing storm systems, so I sometimes wonder if I’m grasping at straws and seeing correlations where none exist when I attribute his behavior to the weather. Maybe we are so rarely more than a few days away from a storm that there is always a low pressure system I can point to when challenging behavior erupts.
So, reality check me here. Do you see a connection between the weather and your child’s behavior? And if so, what do you see? I’d really like to know.