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How Often Do Your Children Have Meltdowns?
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Meltdowns

posted November 6, 2023
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When my son was going through puberty it was terrible. Everday violent meltdowns. He 22 years old now and he's doing amazing

posted November 7, 2023
A MyAutismTeam Member

They were more frequent when he was younger. Now it’s like once or twice a month. Over the years, I have learned what his triggers are. Thankfully, he outgrew most of them. I remember he hated this Blues Clues DVD and one of the scenes had fireworks in it. He used to cry and leave the room because he couldn’t tell me back then that he was afraid of the fireworks.

posted November 6, 2023
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Ashley has them at school and home few times a week and 50/50 chance she has when taking her out in public. Over the summer she had 1-2 a day all summer... When ever school has a break she has more memtdowns.

posted November 6, 2023
A MyAutismTeam Member

Now, at 11 Christian doesn’t really have meltdowns at home, it’s rare. It usually only happens when he is overwhelmed out in public, but they are more like 5 minutes of crying, not really a meltdown. He had meltdowns when he was younger & overwhelmed with too many expectations, particularly with 3 to 4 hour sessions at ABA. We never accomplished anything with ABA because the providers were very inconsistent & too rigid doing things strictly by the book. Therapists were mostly college kids that didn’t have the patience for a nonverbal child or wanted an easier job working with HFA kids.

posted November 6, 2023
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Thanks for the hope that your comment offers.

posted November 9, 2023

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