Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 8

This is part 8 of a 10 part series in preparation for Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can find part 7 here. Are you ready for some football?            The turkey has been eaten and the family gathers for hours of football. Am I right? If so, are you prepared to handle this …

Family Fun Thanksgiving Activities!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  The cooler weather, the beautiful leaves, the smell in the air…so many things to be grateful for!  As a mom and an OT, I love to find books, crafts, and other fun activities to go with every season and holiday.  Below are some of my favorite activities for Thanksgiving. Pass the turkey – …

Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  The cooler weather, the beautiful leaves, the smell in the air…so many things to be grateful for!  As a mom and an OT, I love to find books, crafts, and other fun activities to go with every season and holiday.  Below are some of my favorite crafts for Thanksgiving. Mod Mayflower For all …

Thanksgiving Books!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  The cooler weather, the beautiful leaves, the smell in the air…so many things to be grateful for!  As a mom and an OT, I love to find books, crafts, and other fun activities to go with every season and holiday.  Below are some of my favorite books for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Is for Giving …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 7

This is part 7 of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. Beth continues with her advice on best ways to prepare for the big holiday. You can read part 6 here. Ask your family and friends open-ended questions before events take place. This goes back to being careful not to assume that …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 6

This is part 6 of a 10 part series by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. She continues with her advice for parents with kids who may have sensory needs. Read part 5 here.  How can you child directly or indirectly contribute to Thanksgiving? Every. Single. Human. Being. Has. A. Purpose. If your child is confined to a wheelchair or nonverbal, …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 4 here. Cheerios. Milk. Apple Juice. Period. Do you have a picky eater? Are you laughing outloud? It’s ok!  Let your mom or Uncle Jack know that you value their cooking and so does your husband. …

Preparing for Thanksgiving part 4

This is part 4 in a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving by our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can read part 3 here. Team up for sensory needs. Don’t be a hero and don’t try to act like one. Remember the gravy boat is half full not empty. Find the party goers that are willing to help you. …

Preparing for Thanksgiving part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a 10 part series from our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 2 here. Listen to your other offspring Ethan has a big sister, Cecelia, who is wise beyond her years. She has helped me pack Ethan’s “outing bag” for social gatherings. I have heard her tell me all about the things …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 2

This is the second installment from our parent contributor Beth Lattime. If you haven’t already read it, be sure to check out part 1 here. Don’t give your family and friends credit for understanding your child Every child with a special need or disability comes with their own arsenal of strengths and weaknesses. As a parent, you learn quickly what …