Category Archives: Meltdowns and Tantrums

Meltdown Monday: Validate, Validate, Validate!

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Using Fastpass+ and My Disney Experience to Minimize Wait Times and Manage Expectations

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Meltdown Monday: 5 Tips for Beating the Heat at Walt Disney World

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Avoiding Telling Kids to “Be Happy”

Walt Disney World and Disneyland boast being the Most Magical Place on Earth and the Happiest Place on Earth. But what happens when your long-awaited vacation that you saved for months or even years to go on turns sour with … Continue reading

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