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31. Meltdowns with Tania Waring
Episode 3128th August 2023 • ADHD Mums • Jane McFadden
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Jane is joined by Tania Waring, a lawyer and advocate/care coordinator Mum of three neurodiverse boys. Tania has also completed her honours in Psychology and has just applied for a scholarship to begin her doctorate in the use of co-regulation to prevent and minimise meltdowns in the classroom. Tania is very passionate about inclusive education and improving outcomes for children with ADHD and autism.


- What is a melt down?

- How is a melt down different to a tantrum?

- What to do in a melt down?

- Parenting styles - what if one parent wants to try an approach to the other?

- What does a melt down feel like for a child?

- Anxiety from the parents - can feel like you are walking on egg shells.

- Can you prevent a melt down and how can you do that?

- Jane shares about her two boys and their melt downs which require the 'replaying.'

- The toll on the parents

- Toll on the siblings and how can we prevent resentment.

- Jane asks the big question - 'Why are we seeing the melt downs happen now, did corporal punishment work before?

Tania shares her final message. 'Have Hope, Be Kind'


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