I think this is an experience many parents might have had, not just parents of a child on the autistic spectrum.

Introverted children also might have a challenging time dealing with all the ‘social interaction’ of a normal school day and then need to unload the pressure when they get home too.

Our job as parents is to try not to take that personally and see it as a failure of ourselves as parents, but, as this Mum recognises, be their safe place where they can ‘crash’ knowing they are unconditionally supported.

Which also means making sure we as parents have support too, to help us stay grounded and calm.

My philosophy on parenting is to seek first to understand the world from my child’s perspective, and THEN I can help them deal with their challenges…

http://themighty.com/2015/10/when-i-realized-why-my-son-melts-down-at-home-but-not-at-school/