#Autism Parenting: It’s the triggers you don’t see that will get you

It’s been a rough morning here in The Autism Dad house.  Mr. Emmett is not in a good mood because his Pop Tarts cracked.  That’s right.  Cracked Pop Tarts sent him into a tailspin and subsequent meltdown. 

With kids on the Autism Spectrum, it doesn’t take anything to trigger this kind of reaction. 

This is one of the reasons why Autism parents live in a constant state of being on edge. Some of the triggers are consistent enough to try and avoid. Other triggers are less predictable and remain unknown until they cause a problem. 

It’s very much like walking through a minefield, every single day.  Some mines you can see and avoid but it’s the one you don’t see that will get you.



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