it has been atleast 10 weeks since adam has had a meltdown. i am very very proud of him. i have not forgotten what meltdowns are like :) i just wanted to comment on what i saw when he was in meltdown. first and foremost, his eyes showed fear. it was not crying because he didnt get his way, it was fear, and i think it was fear of what was happening that he could not control. he would squeeze the closest thing he could find during meltdowns. i am sure that was a sensory thing during the meltdown. time, he had no idea that this went on for hours. you would not believe the positive change in him, he is such a happy little boy now. he even stims a lot less. i wonder one thing, maybe someone can comment on it. does emotion contribute to how our kids react to things? meaning when they are stressed i know it is hard on them, but if they have went from a very bad living situation and into what is comfortable for them, most of you know Adams history with his mom, would the stabality actually have this good of an impact on him? according to dad the 'negative' feelings in the family had been there for several yrs. i have always been a firm believer that our kids know when we as parents are not happy and i wonder if adam sensed this and alot of his behavior problems was due to this. every family is different and i am well aware that alot of kids with autism have behavior issues but the change in adam has been nothing short of a miracle compared to the way he was when i first got here. he was so full of rage and anger. i know he needed someone that cared enough to help him help himself. i dont know, he seems so much better now, i know the meds have played a big role but i just wonder about his emotional side as well.
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