Is Brad Happy?

               When my child has a meltdown, 

As a mother I wonder sometimes if Brad is happy.My son Brad with autism he cry for many reasons and I'm trying to figure out why crying can be tricky. Today’s blog is all about the reasons why kids might be crying and how i can help turn his behavior around. As a mother, I’ve seen in many situations with kids crying. How can I help my son.  It’s normal to ask, “why is my child with autism crying so much?”

When my son has a meltdown, I often want to stop the tears because it hurts my heart ♥️  that my child is struggling. Or I'm running low on patience and just want peace and quiet.

Many times, we’re coping with the fifth or sixth meltdown over simple things like the tag in his shirt being too itchy, are his sister talking too loudly, or a change in plans.

Autistic children aren’t crying, wailing, or flailing to get at us somehow. They’re crying because it’s what their bodies need to do in that moment to release tension and emotion from feeling overwhelmed with emotions or sensory stimulations.

Their brains are wired differently and so it’s how they interact with the world. That’s something I have to come to terms with as parents so I can support Brad in the best way.

So how can i effectively support my son  through these often loud and thrashing meltdowns?

Expressing his emotions in a healthy way — whether through tears, wailing, playing, even if these emotions feel overwhelming in their magnitude.

Many times, i try to talk to brad down from his panic, but it’s often a waste of breath when he is in the throes of a meltdown.

So what can i do is let him know that he is  safe and loved.i do this by staying as near to him too comfort Brad.

My son can’t control his meltdowns, so maybe I shouldn’t punished him.

Instead, i should allowed him space and freedom to cry loudly. as a parent am letting him know am his number one supported.

Meltdowns for any child can get noisy, but they tend to go to a whole other level of loud when it’s an autistic child.

These outbursts can feel embarrassing to parents when we’re in public and everyone is staring at us.We feel the judgment from some saying, “I’d never let my kid act like that.”

Or worse, we feel like our deepest fears are validated: People think we’re failing at this whole parenting thing.

My son responds really well to is it ok mom/ dad daily (his favorite word ) but we try not to use it's ok for every-time.

These coping strategies will help him calm down —is it ok mom/ dad   perhaps before a meltdown.

Empathy is at the heart of all of these steps to dealing with an autistic meltdown.

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