Sensory Processing

Advice for parents

Think positively of your child

It is very important that you think positively of your child. Of course this is not always possible, but try to do so especially when you undertake activities together with your child. 

Your child is probably less good in certain things than other children, which may irritate you. When you carry out the activities and games described further on with your child, try not to have too high expectations and take your time. 

The important thing is to have fun together. Try to avoid thinking before you start: my child does not like this or is not good at this. Although it is unlikely that your child can read your mind, he will react to it unconsciously. 

Assume that your child will like the activity you have chosen for him and you will see that the way it is carried out becomes of less importance. Try to ban negative thoughts about your child and his behaviour as much as possible. The best way to do this is to evoke positive thoughts about your child and as you can only think of one thing at a time, the negative thoughts will disappear gradually.

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