Our expert says:
It can be really hard to tell, but at 8 its highly unlikely to be hormones --- they won't have started to stir things up yet. He sounds bothered about something, and school bullying is a common cause of such a picture. But if sympathetic chatting to him doesn't bring out any revelations of what is concerning him, a child psychologist may well be able to help, as they can use a variety of means to draw him out. Does he do drawings ? If so, has the subject or style changed ?
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