Sooner or later, almost all parents have to deal with a child’s separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is defined as a developmental stage in which a child suffers distress when apart from a primary caregiver, usually starting around 8 months of age when the child comprehends object permanence. For some parents of children with special needs, [...]
This morning someone asked me if I was excited about decorating my family’s new home for the holidays. I shrugged and answered, “I’m not into decorating. I’m into kids not crying.”
Holidays are prime time for meltdowns. I think that different types of meltdowns look and sound different from each other. If you look at the photos accompanying each article in the Crash Course in Meltdown Management, you’ll see what I mean.