What do you do?
How do you respond when your hyperkinetic 6yo tips into the red zone becoming inconsolable while screaming, kicking, throwing things, banging walls/doors etc?
I can see it coming, and sometimes we’re able to successfully interrupt the mood before it becomes this bad, but other times, there just doesn’t seem to be anything that can get through. And when it reaches this point, this behavior can go on for 45min to an hour. It’s usually when he’s exhausted, and usually he just screams it out and then crashes hard (falls asleep).
How do you keep everyone safe in the meantime? How do you support/respond to the child in need when there are (younger) siblings needing you?
Asking for a friend. Jk. It’s me. I’m asking for me.