Shutdown and meltdown.
I know you’ve heard of them, or you wouldn’t be here!
And believe it or not, shutdown and meltdown are two very different things and represent entirely different stages of The Meltdown Cycle.
If your child experiences either shutdown or meltdown (or both!) then it really helps to have clarity between the two so you totally understand what’s going on and why, and so you can help advocate for your child’s needs.
So, here we go…