5 Strategies to try when your child has sound sensitivities
The first week of July in America is filled with celebrations around our Independence Day. Family and friends gather for meals, parties, and usually, some sort of fireworks show in the sky. Whether they’re backyard bottle rockets or a spectacular sky-filling professional show with grand musical accompaniment in a public setting, fireworks are a mainstay of this American holiday.
Even if you’re not in America, celebrations, parties, and get-togethers are often the hallmark of this time of year. If you are in a part of the world where it is summer, you’re likely spending time with groups of family and/or friends, and possibly traveling as well.
Fireworks displays, large gatherings, and even travel have a few things in common — one of the most potentially scary ones for your children can be the loud sounds associated with all of these activities. Whether it be the pops in the sky, the large group of revelers, or even the loud engines of a plane, your child may not find these summer sounds to be soothing, and even worse - he may be utterly terrified, confused and/or frustrated by them.
While we can make things quiet and predictable for our kids at home, we all quickly discover that there is no volume button for the world outside. If your child hates loud noises, our Specialists have put together a list of ideas for you to help:
1. Try Mindfulness Apps