I Was Thinking…
As I prepare for the U.S. Independence Day, I am reminded of how INTENTIONAL we need to be when it comes to holidays! We need to be clear that holidays are full of triggers for our children. There can be fun mixed in, sure. As Intentional Parents, we also know our kids have deficits that can affect them any given moment.
Remember to take stock of what emotional ties you have to the holiday and its traditions and make sure they don't cause a trigger! Take into account smells, sounds, change in food, people, schedule, routine, sleep and boundaries! You know your child; make decisions based on that.
You can create a more successful holiday if you meet your child where he is at both emotionally and physically!
Have a safe and joyful weekend!