Tips for Managing Overstimulation at the Holidays, by Katy Klimczuk

With the holidays comes a wide array of stimulation – from Christmas music to an abundance of guests to a variety of unfamiliar foods. We are in our ninth year of managing overstimulation in these situations and, like everything else in parenting, it is constantly changing. We have, however, found some routines and boundaries that…

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A Christmas Do-Over, by Jane Stanley

Merry Christmas!  How was your holiday?  Was it wonderful and peaceful?  Was all calm and bright?  Or did your plans go awry? It’s okay.  So did Mary and Joseph’s.   In all seriousness, the post-Christmas blues are pretty common, but they can be especially difficult when you throw special needs into the mix.  Sometimes it feels like…