Behavior Issue #6: Having a Meltdown
Some kids with learning and attention issues can be extra-sensitive to noise, light and lots of people. Depending on your child’s needs, you might want to bring headphones. You may also want to find the nearest bathroom or exit so your child can get away for a few minutes and calm down. (Keep in mind that if your child has sensory processing issues, a public restroom might not be a good place to escape to. The bright lights and automatic flushing toilets could make a meltdown worse.)
Getting to an event early and carefully choosing activities could also help him feel more comfortable. Get tips on making family entertainment fun for everyone.