Holidays with a Disabled Child: 10 Tips for a Stress Free Season

Here are some tips for staying sane in the coming months, and communication tips so that others can better understand what you’re dealing with. 

Find out what their expectations are and make sure everyone is on the same page. Prepare them as best you can.

Talk with your child

I will bring what is necessary so that kids get nutrition in them, and decent nutrition–not filling up on cookies and candy. 

Pick your battles

Bring things that are a comfort to your child, especially if staying overnight.

When visiting

If your child does not want to embrace and kiss relatives they barely know or do not enjoy being hugged, respect that.

Don’t force affection