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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Parents of FAS kids

How do you deal with all the whining???

1 comment:

Diana said...

Prayer, patience, and lot of looking beyond the behavior to see what is really driving it. Very often what they're whining about isn't the real issue. They may or may not even know what the real issue is. First check to see if they are hungry or tired. Those are the easy ones to fix :-).

Then check their stress level. Remember our kids have an extemely low tollerence for stress and stimulation. It's WAY lower than what most kids their age have. We spend a good portion of each and every day sitting and rocking together in the rocking chair. Sometimes we talk, sometimes we don't.

Sounds easy, right? HA! Nope, it's SOOO not sometimes. At those times, love yourself, love your kids, and don't forget to take a break.