difficult child had a meltdown tonight at home. First one in a little while. We handled it as we always do, and he de-escalated pretty quickly, however, he continued to sob loudly in the room where everyone was. In the past, we take him to his bedroom and tell him to stay there until he is together and can rejoin us. For the past year or so, we haven't had a problem with this. Tonight, he became HYSTERICAL when I put him in his room. He was afraid, we would lock him in and leave him alone, like school, he screamed. School has a safe room that I gave them the ok to use in emergencies. Apparently, it is being used WAY TOO much. He would not stay in his room and he was truly petrified - the incidents surrounding the meltdown were LONG gone once we went in that bedroom. Another talk to be had with the school.