The holidays are here! That means time spent celebrating with family and friends. Many of us will travel. Others will have visitors. Let’s face it- the holiday schedule is a challenge for all!
Yes, we are therapists who preach most of the year about home exercise programs, homework, and the need for consistency. However, we are also humans. Many of us are parents as well. And sometimes it is important to hear from the therapists who preach it the most, it is OK if you miss your routine on a day!
So as the schedule gets busy, life happens, and there are simply not enough hours in the day to get it all done, do not be too hard on yourself. You are an amazing parent and you are good enough! Being a parent is hard. Being a parent during the holiday season is even harder, and being a parent to a child with additional needs is extra, extra hard.
Enjoy the time with your children and family this holiday season!
No one day of missed homework will, ‘make or break,’ your child. We will all be back on schedule before you know it and your children will continue to learn and grow!
Happy Holidays from Aspire!
Dr. Angela Kloiber is a licensed Physical Therapist with Aspire Therapy