Oliver is having a hard day and it has been really rough on me. He has found a whole new level of loud in his adopting of an ear-piercing shriek. We had a tele-therapy appointment with his early intervention special educator today and had a hard time working on anything because he couldn’t calm himself down. He was just throwing himself onto me, onto the couch, onto the floor, and screaming non-stop. He isn’t very interested in eating, drinking, or playing. I don’t think he’s teething and I don’t think he’s getting sick, so I’m not sure what the problem is. The incessant screaming is wearing on me today and I’m trying to stay grounded.
What are some ways that all of you stay calm and collected on tough days like these?