With a disaster affecting the lives of so many families and individuals, it’s only natural to remember some of the suggestions we shared about how to carve out a little bit of “normal” when everything else is upside down.
For Young Children
A lot of their favorite diversions are probably pretty low tech, so they don’t involve a trip to a library or internet connectivity. These low tech activities surround favorite items they probably have with them (no matter what) or that can be found fairly easily (blocks, boxes, crayons, pens and paper). If your child has standard stims (my son, Chris, was a wonder at spinning just about any object when he was little) that act as distractions, this is probably a good time to let him or her indulge in the comforting familiarity of those repetitive activities that usually drive you crazy. Who knows, you might not find them so irritating right now…
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