This just hit the nail on the head and helps me understand why even ‘fun’ activities they want to do can cause meltdowns. Thank you itmustbemum
By Rosie and Jo’s mum.
It took me a while to get my head round these two ideas:
1. My daughters can be enjoying activities that they have chosen to engage in, want to carry on with and benefit from in many ways while still feeling stressed and overloaded by them.
Playing with friends at the park after school is a great way for other children to wind down but for us it didn’t help. In fact the end-of -chool meltdown would be worse if it had to wait until after a visit to the park.
Going swimming is fun and she might never want to get out of the pool but, if there is more than a handful of other people in there, we have to limit the length of the session to avoid tears in the changing room.
Spending time with cousins who you don’t see often is a…
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