Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I thought maybe we could share coping techniques for people who have big/older children who have meltdowns. My technique with my 16 year old is attempt to talk him down and negotiate something, providing some warnings and threat of consequences, but once he gets going, I simply have to stay out of the way. He throws things and wails and cries like a toddler and he is 6'2.
I can't de-escalate him, at least haven't been able to.
Anyone else have kids bigger than them that cannot be restrained that you've found a way to contain when they are having a tantrum?
(by the way, I'm totally psyched. I took the picture above in a very dark room using the backlight feature of my new camera, and I'm very excited that it turned out so well).