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Re: Full scale hysterical meltdown Dinah

Posted by Larry Hoover on September 25, 2004, at 13:08:54

In reply to Re: Full scale hysterical meltdown Larry Hoover, posted by Dinah on September 23, 2004, at 9:59:02

> That was the approach I instinctively took with my son last night. I hope it has an effect after the big hysterical meltdown.

Of course it will.

> He did talk a little bit about it and did seem proud of what he had done to help, but he expressed most through a headache and a stomachache. He seems mostly better this morning.

He's just like anybody else. He did himself proud, but the circumstances were a little stressful, and his body reacted a little. I think the most important thing is "mostly better this morning". He rested, and he feels much better. Mommy was proud (and scared), and so was he. Perfectly natural.

> Being a parent to my father is a lot harder though. He scares me when he yells and I instinctively try to do as he wants. I guess if he'd have still been on the floor in a few hours I'd have had to call the emergency people, but...

The time to sort this out, in your own head, is when you are not in crisis. Not when facing him. The rational thing to do if your dad's on the floor is to call 911. He may yell. He may threaten. But, if you have a rational plan in your "mental toolbox", you just reach for the correct tool. If he protests, and makes threats, tell him you're going to have to report that to the emergency personnel, too, if he doesn't settle down.

> Thanks for the bearhug. :) I needed it.

You're oh so very welcome. They're a renewable resource. There's always another one. Oh, look! Here's one now!


> I'm not doing this transition at allll well.

Ya, you are, silly girl. ;-)





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