TIP of the WEEK: Through Their Eyes
June 23, 2017
This week’s tip is brought to you by Evan, age 21.
“When I’m upset don’t tell me that I’m ok because I’m not. Talk to me about things that I like. Let me be upset and don’t talk to me a lot.”
What Evan is describing is exactly right! Validate, attempt to distract, and honor their feelings. Give them space and treat their feelings with respect.
Thank you Evan!
Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi Syndrome specialist. She works with Latham Centers’ residents with PWS, their families and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices.