I feel like we’ve come full circle with Emmett in many ways. However, the most prominent is his return to extreme levels of perfection.
Everything in Emmett’s life must be perfect. If it’s not he screams.
Throughout each and every day, I’m constantly having to address this with him. I try to reassure him that everything is okay and attempt to help him work through it.
Unfortunately, there is literally nothing that we have found that helps. Anymore, much of the day is spent tripping over words, trying not to say the wrong thing and set him off.
We’ve tried sensory processing things like, massage or joint manipulation.
I can’t begin to explain how overwhelmingly frustrating this is, for all involved. Emmett’s miserable and the constant screaming is unbearable, especially for Lizze.
I don’t really know now to help him because there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to these bouts of perfectionism. I’m sure it’s part sensory and part control but I just don’t know what’s causing this return to perfectionism.