Sensory Processing: Why is Disciplining my Sensory Child so Hard?

We love our kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). They give us interesting perspectives on life. And they’re our kids; how could we do anything but love them? But, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s downright hard. You can live on pins and needles, dreading whatever it is that will trigger their next meltdown. Or maybe you know what sets them off and you cringe when you know there’s little you can do to stop it from happening. Mid-meltdown it’s tempting to give them whatever it will take to get them to stop. And then once they’re calmed back down what do you do? You know the meltdown was triggered by a system overload so you want to be understanding, but you can also see the wheels turning in their head. They’ve gotten a few too many passes and they know those meltdowns are working to their advantage. It’s a hard line to walk and it’s incredibly frustrating.

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