I’m looking for a bit of advice. After Gavin’s latest meltdown this afternoon, I want to make sure to send a strong message, without going overboard.
He’s acting as though nothing has happened. He wants to just pick up where he left off.
I’m of the mind that when something this extreme happens, that he spends the rest of the day in his room, alone and away from his brothers. He can read or whatever, but he can’t just rejoin the rest of us, as though nothing ever happened.
Honestly, I don’t feel guilty doing this because we can make it a natural consequence and after disrupting the entire house, we could all use the separation.
Does this seem too extreme? I do think think so, personally.
I know Gavin won’t like it, but that’s kind of the points, isn’t it? Perhaps this will make himself think twice before putting everyone through this in the future.
Again so I’m clear. This meltdown is not related to him having autism. This is not sensory related at all either. Whether you chose to accept this or not, these meltdowns are within his control and are willful acts. He’s trying to punish us for punishing him. If these were the more typical autism related meltdowns that many other deal with, it would be a different story.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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