All of the strategies that appeared in the previous post are applicable here as well. Setting goals, visualizing the event, reading the room, practicing gratitude.... They all work for family events as well!
Family gatherings often involve an additional aspect that a lot of holiday activities and events don’t: Personal interactions with people who know you and your child intimately, and who may or may not agree with your child’s diagnosis and/or your approach to their social challenges.
Regardless of your relationship with your family and where they stand on how you parent your child, here are some tips for supporting your child with social learning challenges (and yourself!) during family gatherings.
- Share your child’s goals with your famil...