By Dr. Scott Barkin, Block Institute
Edited by Amy Crelly published in Dandelion Parents
Picture this: You’re visiting at your sister’s, the kids are watching A Christmas Story in the next room, the tree is twinkling, the turkey is cooking, relatives are talking and laughing, when suddenly your son appears and—uh-oh! here comes a meltdown. Maybe it’s all the noise, or Aunt Alice’s generous candy supply, or not being able to watch what he wants… Whatever the cause, now your little boy wailing, his face streaked with hot tears, hands flapping, and he’s desperate for a quiet escape.
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