Tag Archives: Overstimulation




Teamwork is the only reason we survive

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Lizze is still under the weather with a stomach thing and was unable to go with us to celebrate my Mom’s birthday last night. She needed her rest and the best way to do that is without the kids bringing down the house around her. lol The boys and I… Read more »







Behind the Scenes – Downtime with my youngest

There are times where the only thing I can do to help Emmett is to simply stop everything and snuggle. Emmett hasn’t been feeling well and on the edge of a meltdown for the last couple of days. Many kids with Autism don’t like to be touched but Emmett is… Read more »







Holiday’s can be really tough for #Autism Parents and here’s why

Easter, as with pretty much any freaking holiday that we celebrate, puts my wife and I into a position where we need to decide whether we go to see family or stay at home.  At its most basic level, this is the choice between dealing with major fallout, or limiting… Read more »







OMG…. The overstimulation 

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The boys arrived home tonight in a pretty decent, but absolutely overstimulated mood. Lizze’s mom called to say that she apologized in advance because the boys are going to be a handful, and that they were. 😁  They had gone and done some Easter Egg hunts and one of the… Read more »







Can you identify the 2 reasons we experienced massive meltdowns this week? 

While I feel as though we had a pretty good week, there were two things that I can pinpoint that triggered meltdowns from my youngest of three with Autism. Meltdowns are a very dynamic phenomenon because while it’s common for kids with Autism to experience them, the triggers, duration and… Read more »







I completed my Daddy-Do list today

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My day is finally winding down and aside from dinner and putting the kids to bed later on, my Daddy-Do list is finished. I was able to put a check mark in every single box today, except time on the treadmill. I just wasn’t home enough today to do that…. Read more »







How @MarshallFerrets helping my son with #Autism (video) 

I wanted to share this brief video of Emmett being cheered up by one of our ferrets. He was overwhelmed by something going on and was gearing up for a meltdown. Saved by the ferret.. ☺ 💙