Monday, December 1, 2008
Predictable Bubbles in the Chaos
You may want to sit down and create an intentional holiday plan for your child that includes more visual supports (picture schedules or stories about what is going to happen when the routine changes). You may also want to add some little daily rituals like playing the same music at dinnertime each evening, putting lotion on your child's feet each night before bed, spending a silly few minutes each night together sending everyone's dirty laundry down the laundry chute. These are little predictable bubbles in the chaos that will help your child feel grounded and secure. It does not matter so much what you do but some new little rituals will reduce your child's anxiety around the inevitable interruptions in routine that happen at holiday time.
May this be the least stressful December ever for your family!
Posted by Tahirih at 7:34 AM