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Mom staying calm during child’s meltdown

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    dw
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    From birth until about age 9, my son was terrified of noises and people. He was so very sweet but also overwhelmed – he sometimes wailed and dropped to the ground in public. People weren’t always nice about it. One acquaintance told me to put him on a leash. Whenever we left the house, I felt like there were two stressors – one, how to help my autistic son stay calm. Two, how to stay calm myself, because I sometimes snapped back at people. Have any of you parents ever struggled with this issue?

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    JenCan
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    Yes! sometimes the judgements, stares and negative comments were much harder to deal with than the meltdowns. I hope that society will become more and more aware of Autism and the sensory regulation challenges faced by Autistic children and adults. Understanding breeds compassion, and the world could use so much more of that!

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