Avoiding Dinner-time Meltdowns…

by Susan

I think all moms can relate to dinner time meltdowns!

Laura shares on 5 Minutes for Special Needs about a recent meltdown that could have been avoided with some advice we all can use

5 Minutes for Special NeedsOur family was having dinner one Sunday evening when Matthew, who has autism, became distressed because his potatoes were touching his meat. My husband, Peter, who was tired after pruning trees all day, told Matthew in a loud voice “Don’t be ridiculous, just eat your dinner.”

Matthew yelled no, that he was the boss of his food, and picked up his plate and threw it across the room.

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~ Susan
I’m one of the twins who started 5 Minutes for Mom.
We also have two online toy stores where you might want to pick up something for your kids… isn’t Christmas coming soon? Maybe Santa should bring a pedal plane or a rocking toy?



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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