Parenting ADHD Podcast

PAP 035: Tantrum vs. Meltdown: Differences & How to Tame Them

March 29, 2018

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people call a meltdown a tantrum. A tantrum is a fit a child throws to get their way. A meltdown is when your child is stuck and their brain has been sort-of hijacked. A child in a meltdown does not have control of their actions. Listen in to this episode as I discuss the full differences between a tantrum and meltdown and provide insights and strategies to begin to tame them.


  Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these may be affiliate links.)

Articles & Resources Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP), from Ross Greene, PhD and ADHD Meltdowns: Waiting for the Storm to Pass, Penny Williams


The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene, PhD What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, by Penny Williams (there's a full chapter on school rights and accommodations)

Podcasts PAP 003: What Your Child’s Behavior Is Actually Telling You, with Sarah Wayland, PhD   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one.

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