When you have a young one, going out to eat can feel overwhelming. It can feel challenging when you have a child that requires extra attention, becomes easily stimulated, and/or doesn't communicate in a similar
way as his/her peers. Know this is an area that many families have difficulty with. Here are some ideas to help: go out. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. Pick a place and have t...hat be your "go to." By choosing the same location, your child starts to understand the routine and they know what to expect. Try to reduce wait time (know what you are going to order before you get there and then order when the server comes to ask what drinks you want) and, if possible, take another adult with you so your child can walk and move around with them
while the food is being prepared.
What are some ways you have made eating out easier for your family. Share. We can learn ideas from each
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
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Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist