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Meltdowns after school?

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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Please tell me I'm not the only mom who's kid is having MAJOR meltdowns after school!

First I had to carry my kindergartener home from the bus stop, then my 2nd grader needed "alone time" cause she was snapping at everyone, than my kindergartener went back to time out for freaking out over who knows what! Seriously?!? It was day 2 for my second grader and the first day for my kinder.
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golfqueen123
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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Me too!! My son started kindergarden and he comes home happy for awhile then all of a sudden will just start crying run to his room and slam the door,then come out a few minutes later totally fine, and then will do it about 2 more times!! I know he is just overly tired, so I'm sure he will be fine when he adjusts! Good luck to you Im sure they will be fine!

Monkiebut
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM
I know it's not being over tired cause she has been in school for 2.5 years already. Plus school is only 2.5 hours long, 3 hrs including bus time.
Ugh- it's going to be a long year


Quoting golfqueen123:

Me too!! My son started kindergarden and he comes home happy for awhile then all of a sudden will just start crying run to his room and slam the door,then come out a few minutes later totally fine, and then will do it about 2 more times!! I know he is just overly tired, so I'm sure he will be fine when he adjusts! Good luck to you Im sure they will be fine!


arkansasmama08
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Yes ma'am. Par for the course, hate to tell you. It does get better. I don't think it's tired, just that they go go go all day at school and have to work so hard to keep it together, that when they get home it all just explodes.
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Sep. 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Hugs!  It might just be a little adjustment time for them.  My son has done pretty well so far, just tired!

wickedstepjenn
by Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM
My 12 yr old has melt downs after school if:
1. School lunch included ketchup, ranch, carrots
2. Didn't sleep enough
3. Had to attempt to learn new math

He has adhd unmedicated. I've learned a lot of his triggers (I'm his sm now 4 yrs full time "mom") so it doesnt happen a lot but if he sneaks trigger foods I find out threw the raging fits. :-(
Monkiebut
by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 2:26 AM
Today was better.... But it was raining all day so they got to watch TV after school
JaSeaKnight3
by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:17 PM
R u a stay @ home mom or working mom? Mines same & I used to get fits all the time after achool. Im picking him up from daycare now from different daycare & different school & so far so good...except that I had an issue of meds got all screwed up so hes out...so unmedicated. Do u believe in the food triggers? My doc says no but I think otherwise & specialist is add himself ao other then meds isnt really all there to give me much info. How do u have/ make time to fig out all the triggers? I work for fam on min wage & am a single mom. My boss juat wanta to make sure that all bills get paid so basically im lucky to get kids fed & to bed let alone homework or other things needed any suggestions? So sry this is long ladies.


Quoting wickedstepjenn:

My 12 yr old has melt downs after school if:

1. School lunch included ketchup, ranch, carrots

2. Didn't sleep enough

3. Had to attempt to learn new math



He has adhd unmedicated. I've learned a lot of his triggers (I'm his sm now 4 yrs full time "mom") so it doesnt happen a lot but if he sneaks trigger foods I find out threw the raging fits. :-(

JaSeaKnight3
by Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:17 PM
I totally agree w this one.


Quoting arkansasmama08:

Yes ma'am. Par for the course, hate to tell you. It does get better. I don't think it's tired, just that they go go go all day at school and have to work so hard to keep it together, that when they get home it all just explodes.

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