How to Prepare for A Meltdown-Free Summer

As summertime approaches, the change in seasons makes everything feel lighter.

Until you’re hit with the realization that just because you’ve stopped dealing with school refusal, summer camp refusal is right around the corner.

Or you know that screen time for your teen is about to increase tenfold and be way harder to manage.

Let’s face it.

Being a parent is more than a full-time job and when you have a kid that is stuck in the meltdown/shutdown cycle,

It feels like you never really get a break.

But what if I told you that this summer, you can break the meltdown cycle in as little as 8 weeks?

It’s totally in the realm of possibility for your family.

I know that because it’s what we do here at MTC.

Our team of experts work with parents to eliminate suicidal thoughts and actions among kids and teens by teaching parents how to help their children manage their emotions.

And now that you know exactly what we do here,

I’m going to tell you how you can...

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Can My HSC Also have ADHD, and what’s the difference?


Are the symptoms from ADHD or the meltdown cycle?

In a world where you can whip out your phone and Google whatever you want,

We are often a victim of information overload.

This can be especially challenging when you are trying to figure out what the heck is going on with your kid.

Between pinterest pins from mommy blogs giving out “expert” advice,

Clinicians evaluating your child based on a 30 minute conversation,

Your own gut knowing that that things you’re trying aren’t quite working,

And your mother in law’s unsolicited advice…

Not to mention that ANYONE can make a podcast now.

How can you really tell the difference between two similar looking diagnoses? 

Today, I’m going to talk about ADHD and the Highly Sensitive Trait.

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Rewriting Our Family’s Story: Savannah & Alan


If it feels like your HSC is down in the dumps more than the average kid,

You’ll want to hear this.

You are not alone.

Our client Savannah knows exactly how that feels, and that feeling was HARD to work through.

Savannah’s story is common for parents who are stuck in the meltdown cycle.

She wanted to be a mom for such a long time,

And the fact that her child seemed melancholy SO often was disheartening.

She describes her HSC as feeling upset and on edge constantly,

Crying often,

And even stated that there was a lack of connection.

She felt like no matter how much her and Alan tried, 

They could not meet their HSC’s needs.

She also felt like she could not help her child in the midst of a meltdown.

And that was really discouraging.

In Savannah’s words, “I felt helpless. I was failing myself and my daughter.”

So how did this family break out of the meltdown cycle with MTC’s help?

Tune in to hear Savannah’s story.


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My Kid Was Fine Last Year… Why is EVERYTHING Stressing Them Out Now?


You always think you’ve finally figured out what triggers a meltdown…

Until the sun rises again and a new issue comes with it.

It’s hard being a parent, we know this.

But it can almost feel like your kid is just being dramatic,

Or doing this on purpose to get attention. 

If these are thoughts YOU’VE had, you’re not alone.

And you’re not a bad parent either.

As an expert on the Highly Sensitive trait, I can tell you straight up that your kid is NOT doing this on purpose.

Children cannot manipulate their parents.

They don’t have the internal hardwiring in their brains to do so.

So, why does your kid HATE places and events they used to love?

Why do they throw a fit now or totally refuse, when they used to go willingly?

Watch this video to find out. 


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Is it Bad to Feel Embarrassed by Your HSC's Behaviors?


No matter how much we love our children,

We can feel embarrassed by their behavior. 

Whether it’s screaming their head off in a grocery store and crashing carts,

Or being rude to strangers by not using manners…

As a parent, it’s hard to watch sometimes.

On one hand, you know that you never want to make your child feel like they’re embarrassing you.

You don’t want THEM to feel the shame you are feeling.

And you might already feel guilty for being embarrassed in the first place.

But you can feel other parents' eyes burning a hole in the back of your head when your HSC is throwing themselves on the floor in Target.

So, is it bad to feel embarrassed by your HSC’s behavior? Tune in to find out.


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Do the Meltdowns Make You Feel Like the Lockdown Will Never End?


When you feel like certain things are not possible for your family BECAUSE of meltdowns…

It feels isolating.

Most of us have lived through an actual lockdown. 

But when you limit your family or yourself from doing things because you feel like your kid can’t handle it...

It feels like it never really ended. 

And it feels like you’re doing something wrong when you’re just trying to protect your kid.

I get it. It’s exhausting for you to wait for the explosion when you try to do fun things.

Plus, your kid doesn’t want to have a bad time either. 

Tune in to learn why skipping the trips to the Lego Store is not the answer...

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The Difference Between the Highly Sensitive Trait and Autism


Let’s get one thing straight.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Sensitivity are two different things.

If your child is Highly Sensitive, that does not mean they are on the Autism Spectrum.

I’m referring to something I read a few weeks ago while scrolling away on Instagram.

I saw a “Wellness Coach” claim that the Highly Sensitive Personality trait is just a way for therapists to downplay someone’s autistic traits…

Which is simply not true… 

And science proves that.

It’s important to note that this individual in particular was not speaking from their own experience of an autism misdiagnosis…

So this is an example of how harmful (and easy) it can be to spread false information.

Tune in for a scientific and historical lesson on the difference between ASD and SPS.


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