TIP of the WEEK: Surviving Easter

Latham Centers

A quick tip to help you have a happy Easter without the stress.

1. If going to church is important to you be sure to have a plan. If you know that your child cannot tolerate sitting still and being quiet for an hour then do not bring him or her. It is only going to make you and your child upset. If you need to, hire a sitter. If your church has a separate mass for children be sure to check to make certain that it does not involve food. It probably does!

2. If you are going to add candy to their Easter basket keep it small. If you have other kids in your family and you feel the need to give them a candy themed basket do so away from your child with PWS and have them lock the contents.

3. Often times Easter comes with a big family dinner. Use your best judgement about attending. Sometimes a short visit is enough and helps you avoid the stress that comes with lots of food and family.

Holidays do not have to be stressful if you prepare ahead of time and know how much you and your child can tolerate.

Have a very happy Easter from all of us at Latham Centers!

Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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