Many children who develop habitual firesetting patterns will come from chaotic, dysfunctional families where they have not been taught to self-regulate. Their brain development will be deficient in helping them to manage their behaviour when under emotional pressure.
Unchallenged, this can manifest as; cruelty to animals, destructiveness to self and others, control issues, impulsiveness, lack of empathy or remorse, learning difficulties, lying or manipulative behaviour, preoccupation with violence/fire-setting/gore and being unable to defer gratification.
Needless to say the life outcomes of this vulnerable group are extremely poor.
More Balanced Lives
Training these children and adults how to become better at self-regulating when they are bored, angry, excited, lonely or stressed will help them live more balanced lives.
This will also help them to become safer members of the wider community, better partners and parents and less prone to destructive behaviours