Relationship Rescue: Holiday’s Maintaining Balance & Fun
The first step was to set a limit with the amount of “toys” that the child was going to receive. It is specific to what the family can tolerate. In this case it was limited to 5.
Next, was to suggest gifts such as, clothes, books, arts and crafts, children’s DVD’s, music. Not only would these be useful during their time off from school, but also, could be utilized for months to come.
The goodies were limited to small amounts because we know what all of those excess carbs and sugars can do!
Finally, help the child to understand the significance of giving and receiving. Help them to write thank-you cards to your friends and family.
I think the most important thing to remember is that despite our children’s intellectual disability does not mean that they are incapable of learning and showing their appreciation of the season to others.
Enjoy the Season!