Young children are creatures of habit. They love routine and want everything to be predictable. Anything from a party that run past (or right up to) bedtime, to a holiday, to traveling can disrupt a kid’s routine and throw them into a tailspin. And kids that are out of sorts are much more likely to have temper tantrums and meltdowns – something we’d all like
Attaching labels to kids is a less than stellar idea, right? We all know that, but how many times have you caught yourself telling people that your kid is hyper, doesn’t pay attention, or even that he doesn’t like vegetables? Labels come in all shapes and sizes and they are nearly impossible to avoid completely, but as parents, we have to be careful how we are labeling our children.
As the mom of a special needs child, I’m always on the lookout for disabled people and their disabilities to be highlighted in positive ways. I love for the general public to be able to see the disabled in a positive light. There is one new holiday commercial that I am just in love with as it features signing, commonly known as American Sign Language.
The holidays are amongst us and while it is a festive time of year for so many people, it can be tough for special needs children. All the parties, people, and food can be overwhelming to many children with special needs but I have a few suggestions to help you while attending the many holiday gatherings with your child.