Tips for Making it Through the Holidays with a RAD Child


The holiday season can be a challenging time, especially for families with children who have experienced developmental trauma. In this insightful episode, we delve into effective strategies to manage the unique stresses that arise during this festive but often overwhelming period. Discover how to create a calm and enjoyable holiday experience for your entire family, focusing on what truly matters.

Learn how to gently navigate your child’s traumatic holiday memories, regulate your own stress levels for a more empowered holiday season, and establish clear boundaries to ensure a safe and loving environment for your children. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to approach the holidays with more grace, ease, and fun while caring for children with complex developmental trauma.

Episode Highlights:

  • Addressing Traumatic Holiday Memories in Children (Starts at 2:04): Practical tips on how to support children who are triggered by past holiday experiences.
  • Mastering Self-Regulation Techniques (Starts at 4:29): Learn how to manage your own nervous system to stay calm and in control during holiday challenges.
  • Setting Boundaries Before the Holidays (Starts at 7:48): Guidance on reinforcing boundaries with your children to ensure a secure and joyful holiday period.

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**The information and advice given in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for seeing a licensed therapist. If you are involved in therapy or under medical care, please consult with your care provider before making any changes to your regime or engaging in any exercises mentioned.

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