Christmas time is such an exciting time for children, but exhaustion and overstimulation can contribute to unexpected meltdowns. Try a new family tradition for Christmas morning which will keep your child in bed longer, rather than waking early to see what Santa brought. Help your child by setting a calm pace for the day, and be prepared with quiet activities such as frosting prepackaged gingerbread men cookies. Several quiet activities sprinkled throughout the day will help your child self -regulate and minimize meltdowns from overstimulation. We tend to assume that with all the new toys, children donít need routine, direction or quiet time. Whether you are traveling, house-hopping to different relatives or staying home for the holidays, a little extra planning helps children stabilize, and makes the day a little merrier for everyone. Read the entire article “The stockings were hung with care“.

Christmas time is such an exciting time for children, but exhaustion and overstimulation can contribute to unexpected meltdowns. Try a new family tradition for Christmas morning which will keep your child in bed longer, rather than waking early to see what Santa brought. Help your child by setting a calm pace for the day, and be prepared with quiet activities such as frosting prepackaged gingerbread men cookies. Several quiet activities sprinkled throughout the day will help your child self -regulate and minimize meltdowns from overstimulation. We tend to assume that with all the new toys, children donít need routine, direction or quiet time. Whether you are traveling, house-hopping to different relatives or staying home for the holidays, a little extra planning helps children stabilize, and makes the day a little merrier for everyone. Read the entire article “The stockings were hung with care“.