But I asked her to stop. She didn’t. I asked her again and she hit me. Screamed again. Screamed that she hates me. In those moments I have two choices.
My goal as a mother is to give my child the best life I can and I admit it — I need help.
When you are an autism parent, much of your life becomes consumed by a child’s needs. What makes a good friend? Or a bad one… Is it us? Is it them?
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How are they going to help my child? Where does it start and where does it end?
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Have you ever been a stranger in the audience who wanted to help but didn’t know if you should interject or just mind your business? Does that parent even want help? Will they accept it?
While everyone else was chatting, I ran around the monkey bars and dodged kids on swings to make sure my unaware child did not get kicked in the face.
The biggest distinction between the two is that tantrums are deliberate and can be controlled by the child, whereas a meltdown is an emotional reaction to something that cannot be stopped or reasoned with. The child has lost control.