Being autistic and having sensory processing disorder, kiddo is always hyper sensitive towards certain taste and sound.
Chinese New Year was always a horror for me and kiddo. He couldn’t comprehend the sound of firework and meltdowns always follows soon after. Nobody understood how difficult it was for me and him and most would that that I am a bad parent with damaged goods as I am unable to stop him from ‘throwing tantrums’. Yes. Chinese New Year was always depressing for me as we both had to endure all sort of judgmental people around us.
But luckily for me, this year kiddo has gone through changes after I stopped listening to people’s advice to try to teach him like normal children. His milestone is amazing and now he no longer picks on his food and no longer too sensitive towards sound. Thanks to Autism Parents Support Group who has given me loads of tips based on their personal experience on dealing with autism first hand, kiddo can now enjoy the noisily loud Lion Dance and firecrackers sound. Chinese New Year is not quite a horror for us anymore.
Cleffairy: Taking things one day at a time.