Friday, November 30, 2018

5 Tips for Managing Sensitivities During the Holidays

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Five sensory-friendly holiday tips for autism families to help support your child's sensory sensitivities during the holidays.

With Christmas quickly approaching, you're probably busy shopping, baking, decorating, and so on. The holiday season also brings along a host of sensory information like the smell of gingerbread cookies baking, the smell of evergreen, the ringing of bells as you shuffle in and out of stores...the list goes on and on.

Throw in some changes in routines and you might as well start embracing for that impending sensory meltdown that's coming your way.

Yep, Christmas is lovely and all that jazz, but when you have sensory kids at home like I do, you know that it can be an extremely overwhelming time of year for your little one.

Don't worry though, I'm not just going to wish you luck and hope you survive it all. Nope, not how things operate around here...

Instead, I'm going to give you five tips for how to manage your child's sensory sensitivities during the holidays so that you don't lose your mind (too much!) this holiday season.

Sensory friendly holiday tips for autism families

Sensory-Friendly Holiday Tips for Autism Families

I personally like having almost zero holiday plans. It really simplifies things. However, there's still the family get togethers, the Christmas parties, and the billion little things that need to be done before Christmas morning that we still partake in.

So what do we do to make holidays a breeze?

Well, I'm sharing my five best holiday tips for autism families over at CBC Parents and I hope you find them helpful!

Holiday tips for autism families: how to support your child's sensory sensitivities