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Tips for Summer Traveling With Children: Take Control of Your Trip and Have Fun

summer travelSummer is the time for road trips and beach vacations. And while it can be stressful for parents of children with disabilities, Monarch psychiatrist Sharyn Comeau, M.D. said it’s important to get out there and have fun, and for parents to remember to take care of their own mental health as well.

“Often parents are hyper-focused on their child’s behaviors, but other parents are generally very kind and understanding when a child is having a meltdown, or if a child has a disability,” she said.

“Parents should work on letting it go so the child doesn’t pick up on our anxiety. It’s ok that they might have a meltdown. It doesn’t have to be the focus of the vacation.”

Dr. Comeau also noted that going on a family vacation is a great way to have a once in a lifetime experience with your child.

“They will have memories from seeing new things and the sensations they may pick up in a new environment that parents might not realize until later.”

Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, has also compiled summer travel tips for children with disabilities.

Click here to read more.

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