As the school year comes to a close

As the school year winds down,  the anxiety is increasing.  I don’t don’t mean my anxiety from knowing the kids will be home 24/7 either.  The kids are actually very anxious for the end of the school year.

If you think about it,  when we were kids,  we became anxious for the end of the school year as well.

Imagine how much more challenging that anxiety and anticipation is for a child on the spectrum. If your kids are anything like mine, life is much more challenging as summer break approaches.

As an adult and parent,  I now see the value of year round school.  As a kid, I hated the idea but I can see the benefits of that schedule for my kids. Funny how time changes perspective.

How do your kids handle the close of the school year? 

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Tina

if you're open to suggestions- I would keep the boys on a schedule, you could work together in making a poster of your day. Example 8:00 get dressed, 8:15 eat and on and on until bedtime. Use pictures and words and make it fun. I'm the mom of 5 so I know that you can't always keep to the "schedule" but it does help take some of the anxiety out of the day. And while you're at it post a list of house rules. I've discovered that following the "rules" and following a "schedule" works better than just doing what mom says. So when I turn them down for something like sweets before bed I just shrug and say "sorry I can't break the rules". Have a great summer!

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