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November 27th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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How does your child handle the big parties, do they do ok or do the big family gatherings seem to be a little much for them?
Do they seem to be more hyper, unattentive, not listening while with large groups of people or doesn't it seem to have an effect?
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November 27th, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Both of my children are quite sociable so they play quite nicely even when around new children. The holidays and parties have never been much of an issue, that is as long as there are other children around. If there aren't any children to play with my son can get restless.

Now I allow my son to bring his Nintendo DS with him just in case there is no one for him to play with. I don't get mommy of the year for that, LOL, but at least it keeps him occupied.
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November 28th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Now I allow my son to bring his Nintendo DS with him just in case there is no one for him to play with. I don't get mommy of the year for that, LOL, but at least it keeps him occupied.
My son gets overstimulated quite easy so I do the same thing. If the party and people become too much for him, I let him go into a quiet area to play his DS. I also do that when we are shopping. He sits in the cart and plays his DS since the noise, lights, and people overstimulate him and its the only way I can get my shopping done. People look at me weird because I have a child who looks like he is between 8-10 (he will only be 7 in Feb, but he is tall for his age) sitting in the basket of the cart with food and other stuff around him playing his DS. But I don't care, it works for us and is better than him having a meltdown in the store.
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November 29th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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It depends on which side of the family the party is on. We all get very overwhelmed as long as he's up here behavior goes out the window. He has accidents, his picking gets really really bad, and things very easily get him to the meltdown point. The best bet for him when he's up here is to get him a good book (though he doesn't care much for reading now) and cross our fingers that my family becomes more accepting this year. DH's family make sure he's not being overwhelmed and tries to direct him to a fun activity if he is getting overwhelmed or they see him picking.
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December 11th, 2011, 06:13 AM
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they both tend to get get very wild as the holidays get closer. Especially the day of and there is NO way to settle them down.
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