6 Steps For Calming Your Easily Over-Stimulated Child This Fourth of July

6 Steps For Calming Your Easily Over-Stimulated Child This Fourth of July

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