Tip of the Week: Celebrating in your own way

With the holidays directly upon us, I know that the anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed are high. Our kids feel our stress, react to a change in their routine, and struggle with maintaining appropriate behavior when they know that expectations are high. During this time, please do not forget to give yourself a break, give your child a break, and allow for quick exit plans and ‘plan Bs’ in every situation. Avoid comparisons with other families and create your own traditions and routines. This is a month to enjoy the rituals and greatness of your own unique family, and that is reason enough to celebrate.


Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi syndrome specialist. She works with Latham’s residents with PWS, their families, and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. Do you have questions for our PWS specialist? Submit your “tip” topics or general questions to TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.

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