I need some advice with a 7 yr old child in my class who becomes very stroppy when told off and quite often sits with his head down, thumps the desk and will not do anything he is asked to do or speak to me or his peers. These incidents can last over an hr and then he slowly comes round. Other chn can provoke these incidents by saying something he doesn't want to hear or if I tell him off for shouting out, being distracted etc I'm finding it increasingly hard to deal with and have tried to ignore him, place his picture on the raincloud (we have golden time) praise acceptable behaviour and so on. When he has calmed down he will sometimes talk about it and one day apologised but more often than not he doesn't want to discuss it. His family is aware of this behaviour as he often behaves similarly at home. These incidents started the week before Christmas and are happening about twice a week, the rest of the time he is a pleasant, well mannered boy. I'm wondering if there is a link to the fact that his mum had another baby and she came home from hospital just before Christmas, he is now the oldest of 5. Although when he talks about his baby sister he is very positive and says how much he loves her. Not sure what to try next as nothing seems to be working to date so any advice is much appreciated!