Keys to a Calm Christmas: Finding Friends Who Can Empathize

Last year we had a reporter from a local newspaper come over to talk about the challenges of the holidays for special-needs families. She asked good questions: “What do you do differently because of your son’s sensory issues?” “What’s hard about being out of his routine?” And my favorite, “What advice would you give to … Read more

The Second Key to a Calm Christmas: Help for Our Sensory Seekers and Avoiders

One of my favorite Christmas books when I was growing up was The Sweet Smell of Christmas, a scented story book. You could scratch and sniff a pine tree, an orange, hot chocolate, and a candy cane. But when I bought it for my own boys, they reacted to it differently than I did over … Read more