Sunday, December 18, 2011
Holidays are hard for children with emotional and behavioral problems and OLA is no exception. Higher level of excitement/energy and lower ability to self regulate makes this time of year fraught with lots of melt downs and tantrums. He wants to do all the fun things other kids are doing but gets easily frustrated when things don't work out just how he wants them too. And complicating matters is BBA needs in regards to the things he is doing and his own desire to be just like his peers. It can be really tough being the sibling of a child with special needs.
So we pause give a huge sigh and continue to wade into the waves in hopes of finding at least a temporary calm amidst the storm.