Emotions can be tricky things. Sometimes, a person has lots of negative emotions, and he doesn't know what to do with them. Kids with emotional disturbance often don't know how to deal with the overwhelming emotions they experience, and sometimes they react in inappropriate ways, disrupting their own lives and the lives of people around them. This can be scary for both the person dealing with emotional disturbance and for the other people. For all the people in the situation, understanding what is going on is important.