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Behind the Breakthroughs

Jun 4, 2019

This is the eighth vignette that Dr. Annette Nunez shares. In this vignette she talks about summer break and the importance of structure and predictability.

In this episode Dr. Nunez and Maylene chat about how summer can produce anxiety in both children and their parents. They share tips on how to reduce summertime anxiety by going "Back to Basics." This simply means to provide daily structure for your child by using visual schedules, calendars, or making social stories. These techniques not only provide predictability for your child, but it also sets the expectations of what is to be expected of both you. Summer doesn’t have to be daunting, as a parent it is important remember to be present with your child and to enjoy one another. Summer is a time to explore and have FUN!!!!




MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
  2. Go "Back to Basics" and provide structure for your kids during the summer months.