Understanding Autistic Meltdown vs. Ordinary Temper Tantrums

Autistic Meltdown vs. Ordinary Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums are common emotional outbursts in children, especially during toddler and preschool time. Parents often notice their young ones crying, screaming, or kicking when they are hungry, in need of something, or unable to express their feelings. These are a natural part of child development. Autistic meltdowns in children have outward similarities with these ordinary temper tantrums. This is the reason parents or other caregivers often mistake considering meltdowns a sign of temper tantrums. The signs of autistic meltdowns can be more intense than ordinary tantrums in children. You…

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