The past two times Baby has come back from his weekend visits with aunt/uncle he is very aggressive! He screams the entire way home and then continues to scream off and on until bedtime. He throws toys, hits (with toys and his hands), as well as biting and when he doesn't get his way he bangs his head on the floor! He's been seeing these people since March. Previously he would just be extra clingy upon his return, but recently it's been escalating.
My question is for those of you have had a foster child for a long time....have you seen that as your child gets older and realizes the situation for what is it, that his/her behavior upon return got worse over time? Even if he was familiar with the people? I think that he's able to realize his emotions more now and those infamous "big feelings" are rearing their ugly heads and this is the result. I have everything documented with our social worker and the GAL and I guess we just try to help him the best we can putting words to those big feelings.