If your child is easily over-stimulated, the Fourth of July is always a challenge. Loud booms keep them up at night, and the threat response triggered by the constant noise and explosions keeps them on high alert. These kids have a difficulty calming down under normal circumstances for various reasons, but the overstimulation that hits around this time of year can be brutal.
So, in order to calm down that fight-or-flight stress response that gets triggered by loud noises like fireworks, we need to help the child better adapt to their environment. I’ve put together a list of 6 things you can do to calm down their body’s stress response for a happier, less-stressful holiday.Read More