|I took this from the car - I thought photos on first day may be a bit weird!|
Yesterday I took the twins for a haircut. Haircuts always bring back memories. Of yelling and screaming. When they were about two one of the twins pulled a mirror off the wall at the hairdressers! I reckon I have still have PTSD just from the haircuts. But its not a problem anymore. We go up to Just Cuts and I ask for the DVD to be put on andT2 watches and squirms a little. I used to pop little pieces of cracker into his mouth when he was little for sitting nicely. I also ask for the clippers around the edge to make it super quick. I know alot of kids on the spectrum wouldn't do to well with clippers but luckily T2 is used to it. T1 is no problem at all. T2 finished first and watched a DVD with T1. He was great except he did make one loud noise that startled everyone (don't you hate non-functional language/noises?). Rethink Autism have some great videos on how to desensitize kids for haircuts (though I'm not sure if they are free-I subscribe).
|T2 - I never thought I'd see the day!|
|T1 quite enjoys a haircut now - I think the mirror helps!|
|If your kids struggle - there are ways to work on a successful trip to the hairdressers!|
Do you do Parkruns?