Gavin had the worst meltdown I have ever seem this morning. I don’t know what is happening to him but he is escalating out of control. This morning he completely flipped out over Lego’s.
He has been hoarding all the Lego’s again. He makes these amazing creations, which is awesome. However, the problem is that he keeps these things long term. Basically, there’s no Lego’s left for the other boys. This leads to problems.
This morning I told him that he needs to put the Lego’s back into the pot.
I explained to him that his big Lego car needs to be pulled apart and the Lego’s returned to the bin. He began doing so, until I left, that is. As soon as I left, he hid his car and than made it look like he had done what I asked him to do, when in fact he didn’t.
When we caught him, he lost it.
This meltdown was 100% drama and completely within his control. I know that with confidence. When we ignored him, he escalated in an attempt to get our attention.
It became very obvious after the first 20 minutes that he was trying to manipulate the situation. He did a pretty thorough job of beating himself up as he has cuts, bruises and even shoe prints in his face and extremities.
I don’t know what we are going to do. This only ever happens when he’s caught doing something he’s not supposed to.
If we never held him accountable he’d likely never meltdown. We can’t not hold him accountable and we can’t allow his meltdowns to dictate to us whether or not we hold him accountable.
I fear he needs inpatient care.