How to Tell the Difference Between a Tantrum and a Meltdown.

59f3a39f008fada3aea9ef32f96f5c43I just saw this on Pinterest and it really struck me. It was an ah-ha moment I guess. Cooper is obsessed with getting a reaction. Pretty much everyone that has met him will admit this. He is driven by reactions from others.

If Cooper gets mad for whatever reason he goes into full blown tantrum mode. Since he can’t speak he tends to knock over chairs. Or maybe knock stuff off a table. (It’s exasperating!) But the odd part about it is he waits until you are looking. He will run up to a chair, wait for your attention, and then knock it over.

So, if he is freaking out and I walk away, the tantrum ends. I guess he thinks what fun is that. Now if we could just figure out how to stop them before they start. Sigh…

 

 

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