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Stop Calling My Autistic Son’s Meltdowns Tantrums!

Oh and please stop calling neurotypical tantrums meltdowns

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Tantrums and meltdowns are not the same. Tantrums, though frustrating, can be quieted and brought to a resolution. Meltdowns are severe emotional outbursts that caregivers can only struggle to contain until they eventually calm. To demonstrate the difference, I’ll share real-life…




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Toni Tails

Toni Tails

CEO of | Published Author & Illustrator| Body Positive Graphic Artist | Autism Mama | Survivor of Child Sex Abuse | PTSD ADHD Queer Babe | she/her

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