Do you have days where you can’t cope with all the screaming?

Do you ever have days where you can’t cope with all the screaming? My youngest son Emmett, is one of our resident screamers.  He’s basically at a constant state of sensory saturation and so it doesn’t take much of anything to overwhelm him.

This morning, he has been screaming and screaming. 

I’m already tired, stressed out and can’t seem to take anymore, much like Emmett actually.

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Emmett has Autism and sensory processing disorder. This makes him quite prone to overstimulation and subsequent meltdowns.

People tell me all the time that I have the patience of a saint and while that’s true, it doesn’t mean that I can’t run out. Patience is a commodity in the Lost and Tired household. One that is all too often in short supply.

Today happens to be one of those days where all the screaming is getting to me. 

I’m trying so hard to help him but nothing seems to really help.  He does want to snuggle and that’s good but then he just screams while he sitting with you. Typical, it’s like sitting in the front row at a heavy metal concert, where the noise is so loud, you think you might actually shatter into a million pieces.

That’s where I’m at today. 

I love Emmett so much but at this exact moment, I feel like I’m losing my mind.  I’ve put myself in timeout because I need to get centered and find my happy place.

The stress of everything is getting to me and I’m crumbling to pieces, at least that’s how it feels.

If your child is prone to screaming, how do you handle it?


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