Encouraging Caregivers and Teachers of Individuals with Special Needs!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
I have been working with children and adults with special needs for 14 years. I have a son of my own with special needs that is 23. Some of these children and adults can be a handful at times. So the big question is how do you have patience, how do you stay calm when they are melting down, and what if you have more than one that is having a meltdown?
It sounds so simple and here it is. You need a plan. When you know what your goals are and you have an agenda, you're not guessing at what to do. This will help you to stay calm. If you work with these children and adults, you know that staying calm for you as a caregiver is extremely important to the atmosphere and to them being able to calm themselves. In return, this will reduce the time of the meltdown.
Counting you are the caregiver what do I mean calm yourself? By counting learn ways to keep yourself calm in the middle what seems like chaos. I will talk about this in an upcoming post.
The more you do this the easier it gets.
My next post will help you learn how to prevent a meltdown.