Christmas can be one of those rare occasions where you have time free to spend with family member who a) might normally be too busy to stop and b) who you may one see occasionally.
This can be a great thing and it can be a challenging thing.
An additional challenge when you have a child with developmental delays might be other people not understanding how to support your child. For example, they might try to give them a good they would not normally eat, they might not understand the importance of sticking to a routine, or they might not understand how difficult it is for your child to transition from one activity to another without the appropriate support.
They might get offended by little eye contact or a child not responding to questions asked of them.
If this is the case for you, it could be helpful to chat to family members who are coming to stay IN ADVANCE so that they know best how to relate with your child and support them in their learning needs. This potentially challenging situation could be used to help your child gain further social skills rather than them be misunderstood.
If this is a particular area of difficulty for you, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us for a free and confidential chat at firstname.lastname@example.org!