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?
I have met a crazy amount of people on my son’s journey. Many of them make me laugh and have helped me grow into a better parent and professional to others. This is noteworthy. My family is thrilled that I have connected to fabulous speech therapists, occupation therapists, physical therapists, doctors, teachers….the list goes on and on. My son’s service providers tops out at around 15 people. That is a lot of Christmas presents, right? These folks make my days brighter and make me laugh and listen to me cry. I love talking about my OT’s lunch dates with my son at school. Jokingly, I address her as Sally and ask her how Harry behaved for her (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan’s classic 90’s movie for those of you who can’t keep up with me). I continue my comedy as I share these stories with my extended family. It brings them into the craziness that is my world with my son. Try similar strategies with your family. What do you have to lose?