Unique Challenges: Activities and Appointments

Meet Sandra and her 2 boys:

 

What are the unique challenges that you have on a daily basis in the setting you live in?

Our weekdays tend to be extremely busy due to the fact that my two boys attend two different schools, and that my younger son requires several therapies every day after school.  My husband typically helps with dropping off my older son so that I can drop off my younger son. 

How do your children respond to these challenges?

My older son Maxwell has had to adapt to being dropped off at school instead of being walked to school by one of us, and spending more time in his school's after care program.  My younger son enjoys walking to and from his school (which is within a short distance from our home), and feeling like he is part of the community.  However, he does seem tired at school pick up and often protests having to drive to various therapies, as he would rather be home resting/playing. 

Do any of these challenges affect your child's sleep?

My younger son Miles will often fall asleep in the car on the way to therapy, and typically gets a short 10-15 minute nap, which seems to help his mood.  At bedtime he is usually ready to fall asleep.  Luckily, these logistics haven't affected my older son's sleep too much although it often takes him up to 45 minutes once in bed to wind down enough to fall asleep. 

Have you used Sleepy Cues' services before? How did it help you face any of these challenges?

I have relied on Sleepy Cues to help with providing rest/naps for my younger son after school despite his busy afternoons.  Recently, I also consulted with them due to night terrors and wakefulness my son Miles has experienced.  In both instances, I received tangible and effective strategies to help my son rest, and to help his bedtime habits go back to the feeling of safety, relaxation, and uninterrupted sleep rhythms he had prior to his night terror.  Thank you Sleepy Cues!