How to Reinvent Holiday Traditions for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues
From Understood.org. Family traditions can add a lot of joy and meaning to the holidays. But some of the activities you’ve always looked forward to may not work for your child with learning and attention issues.
If she has sensory processing issues, for instance, picture taking with Santa might be stressful. If she has ADHD, sitting through the holiday pageant could be hard.
The idea that your long-standing traditions aren’t a good fit for your child can be disappointing. But you may not have to give up the traditions entirely. See if you can reinvent them so they work well for the entire family.