Set up a little “family code” between you and your child if they need to call you to pick them up early from a sleepover or playdate in case they’re getting an Uh-Oh Feeling (or for any reason). Something like “My throat hurts”, “I have an earache”, “I miss my dog!” – anything that’s easy to remember. That’s your signal that they need you to help them exit a situation.
On a new Round 4 of the Parenting Roundabout Podcast, Robert Rummel-Hudson talks about the value and potential privacy violation of writing about your child with special needs. Listen at http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingroundabout/PR_Round4_050715.mp3