My 12yr old son has PPD NOS, ADHD, SLD, SPD, Speech Language issues, adjustment disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Anyway my other children pretty much just stay away from him when he has a melt down. (My 15yr old is probably the least understanding.) Except for my 17month old. It's really interesting. No one else can calm him down but she can! When she sees big brother having a hard time she is never scared. She goes to him and hugs him, puts her head on him, gives him kisses. She is the only one he is receptive to during a melt down. She can actually get him calmed down. I am really impressed by the relationship.
I was just was wondering what other wonderful stories or not so wonderful stories you might have about the brothers and sisters of your special needs child. Or even a pet, are there any stories about pets that really tune in and help your child?