Meltdown city today.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Jamieh, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Jamieh

    Jamieh New Member

    I am exhausted both physically and emotionally. I just want to pile up in bed and not do a thing. I want the kids in bed. I want some quietness in this house. And its only 6pm. My oldest had horrible tantrums at school today. And I picked him up early to go see the counselor. She said I should try and get him in with- the dr around here who is supposed to be the best for Asperger's. I have called and called and cannot get anyone to call me back. THere is a major waiting list but I am going to get him on it. I did manage to get everything accomplished today that included having the boys' taekwondo pics made today. Even tho it ignited some tantrums from E we got it done. and his pics looked great. So thankful for understanding people today who made accommodations for him. They were able to turn the flashes off because he freaks out with- bright lights.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Hugs, hang in there, warrior sister.
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    If you're trying to get in to see a neuropsychologist, there is usually a waiting list. HOld tight. It WILL be worth it and you WILL get help. Meanwhile, you may want to get him in to see an Occupational Therapist (OT) and PT to help out in the meantime. Hugs!!!
  4. Ktllc

    Ktllc New Member

    ((Hugs)) Hang tight. 6pm is usually a critical hour around here as well. Everyone is tired from the day but we still need to get a few things accomplish before bedtime. I sometimes have my own tantrum! ;)
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    It means so much when we encounter people like this... little things make a big difference.

    The "6-o'clock meltdown" stuff? In our house... there are lots of triggers, but the biggest preventative is FOOD. And 6 pm is way to late for a difficult child to be eating... unless there's a couple of big snacks in between lunch and supper.
  6. Angela41

    Angela41 New Member

    I'm sorry- I know it's rough. My brother (Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)) used to be afraid of sounds- 4th of July was like the 9th circle of hell for him. No one understood about the sensory issues back in the day- I remember well-meaning family members pulling him kicking and screaming out from under beds, to join the rest of us kids shooting off fireworks. The age of (un)enlightenment. Once he visits with a specialist, you will be on the "things getting better" road. I'm sure the wait is maddening. Take care of yourself.