TIP of the WEEK: Getting Back on Track after a Meltdown
February 26, 2016
Getting back on track after a meltdown takes some patience and flexibility. Often times after a meltdown your child will want to sleep- let them. Sleeping is their way of calming down and resetting their brains. It is possible that they will not even remember the incident and they certainly will not have experienced it the same way that you did.
Give yourself plenty of time to calm down and get your own emotions in check before going over the incident with your child. Being angry or embarrassed will not allow you to teach your child anything and that, of course, is the ultimate goal.
Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi Syndrome specialist. She works with Latham Centers’ residents with PWS, their families and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices.