PWS Heroes! Student Emma and Staffer Gabby

When Emma first came to campus, Gabby immediately made her feel comfortable in Performing Arts class – at Latham Emma has a HUGE community of new friends and helpful staff.

PWS Awareness Month TIP of the Day: Interrupting Obsessive Tendencies

Many kids with PWS latch on to favorite objects and/or themes. A particular animated character or celebrity. There is nothing wrong with this and in many cases, it is developmentally appropriate. Be aware that if you notice your child only being able to complete a task when it involves something connected to their favorite character it may be time to interrupt that habit. For example, if your child will only sleep if he has on his spiderman pajamas you may run into issues later when they no longer make pajamas in his size. One mother contacted me because her son only drank out of a particular cup that had since been discontinued. The battle lasted months and could have been avoided had she not allowed that routine to become an absolute must early on. We all want our kids to have security blankets in whatever form they take but don’t let those wants become needs- it will only set them up for failure in the long run.

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