The 4th of July brings good times and some stressful times to families. Fireworks and the noise and crowds that go along with them can be challenging for some children. I have included some links with useful information on how to enjoy the holiday along with your children. -Written by Marcie Smith, LCPC http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/2012/06/special-needs-tips-for-avoiding-fourth-of-july-sensory-overload/ http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Special_Needs_July_4/
Summer is a time of carefree days for many parents and children. Carefree days do not have to mean no structure in your children’s lives. It is important for children and families to have structure, no matter what the time of year it is. Routines give children a sense of security and help develop self-discipline.
Behavior and Emotions: What is typical behavior and what isn’t? Since you have more time this summer, consult with a behavior therapist specializing in pediatrics and adolescents about common developmental topics such as tantrums, eating, sleeping aggression, anxiety, shyness, attention, defiance, power-struggles, depression, or other concerns. Individual assessment and ongoing treatment available. Just For Parents:
Remember those summer road trips you took with your family as a kid? Me too. I can’t remember anywhere we went or a single thing we did. All I remember is that I was the youngest, which meant I got stuck with the worst spot in the car– in the back between my brother and
School’s out for the summer! And while kids may have been anxiously counting down the days till their break, it’s not uncommon for parents to feel slightly overwhelmed with the school year’s end. Arguments among siblings, mischief, daycare issues, scheduling conflicts, and even boredom may be looming for many families. It’s a struggle to transition