Meltdowns are an involuntary emotional response to sensory overload. They’re different from tantrums, which usually have a purpose, and are a response to not getting or being able to do what they want.
When having a meltdown, your child will be looking to you to help them regain control of their feelings.
If your child has autism, some of the ways to manage a meltdown may be different. Read our advice on autistic meltdowns.
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