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Penny Williams

It sounds like she’s dysregulated and doesn’t yet have the skills or manage that or to manage not knowing what to expect. Start talking to her a couple days in advance of something new. Explain what it’s like there, who she’ll meet, what she’ll see, what she’ll do.

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