I've tried EVERYTHING ...
But no matter what, I couldn't seem to make the meltdowns STOP.
You see, my son, Dylan, was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the age of 3.
And ever since, he's been struggling with nightmarish meltdowns.
You know...the crying, hitting, screaming, biting kind of meltdowns that are painful to witness as a parent who would do anything for their child to NOT have to experience that.
(And if I'm being really honest...when they would happen in public, these meltdowns were embarrassing for me too.)
We could kind of hide them when he was younger and just blame it on a toddler temper tantrum... but not anymore.
Growing up, he's become stronger. And the monster-sized bruises on my body from his kicks and punches take considerably longer to heal.
I've been to at least a dozen doctors...only to walk away with my head down.
Started ABA therapy...and it helps a bit. But not enough.