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Special Kids: Newsletter No 36
Unravelling at Home but not at School
I can just tell this isn’t going to be a good day for Lucas.
He doesn’t have to say or do anything, I just know.

Call it mother’s intuition or years of practice but something is wrong. He has had a tricky day, managed his morning program, had a strenious session of therapy and a walk around the park. He’s been holding it together for 5 hours now and I can see he has just had about had enough!

His body stiffens and goes awkward. His face is tense and is going red. He’s hungry but doesn’t want to eat. The dogs are making too much noise. 
He has a meltdown, there is no turning back now. Here it comes, all of it.

We’ve all heard it before - ‘That’s a surprise! We don’t see any of that here at school.’ We should know it’s not our parenting skills. We should know why our children explode at home with us and not at school, it’s because we are our children’s safe place.
The place where our kids can truly be themselves.

Excellent article, read it.

Holding it Together... Or Not? Home Vs School Behaviour of your SPD Child.

Nina Zylstra
Editor of Special Kids
info@specialkids.co.za
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