How can I keep my son focused with all the holiday fuss?

With so many unexpected changes in routine and over-stimulation, keeping your son focused during the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday season can be challenging. One way to keep him focused is to keep to your daily routine as much as possible. Children thrive on structure and predictability, so while it is necessary to be somewhat flexible to accommodate holiday parties, traditions and family visits, it is important to stick as close as you can to your son’s routine. Make sure that he gets plenty of sleep, and set aside some downtime each day to relax, read, or play a game together as a family. By keeping the focus on spending quality time together, you can have a fuss-free, fun-filled holiday season!

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

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