Christine McGuinness has opened up about how difficult the Christmas aftermath has been for her family.
Mum-of-three Christine from Halewood took to social media to explain how much her children had struggled with the end of Christmas, saying the last few days had been “awful”
Christine , who shares autistic twins Leo and Penelope and daughter Felicity with husband Paddy McGuinness, regularly speaks out about her children’s condition and how it affects their lives.
Over the past few weeks Christine, 31, has been planning for Christmas, talking everything through with their little ones, but after the big day her children have struggled to adjust.
She wrote on Instagram: “Last week I told how proud I was to have a Christmas tree up at home, I am still very proud that my children coped well over Christmas as they struggle so much with sensory overload, anxiety, they become easily overwhelmed.
“But, I wasn’t ready for the aftermath following Christmas Day, it has has been awful.
“I think I prepared them so much for Christmas Day, I didn’t prepare them for it to end.
“I know many of you with Autistic children will understand, I’m still learning everyday and next year will be better again.
“So now, all evidence of Christmas has gone from our home, I find the best way to help my children is to get them involved and show them visually. We took the tree down together and explained “Christmas has finished” .. today seems calmer
“I’m just hoping for the best, patiently waiting for normal routine to come back!”
And her followers were quick to comfort her, saying she was doing a great job.
Thomas Hillen said: “You’re doing an amazing job ❤️”
xsteffi_gx said: “This so true. My daughter was hyped to the max last week and her behaviour was all over the place. She is now a lot more settled but it’s been hards work in the run up to Christmas. We are all with you.”
rkerry1982 said: “You’re doing great!! Keep learning as they are too – I am learning so much from you. So thanks.”
And nikkisanders said: “You’ve got this. It’s all trial and error. You’re doing a great job. Explaining and involvement are key to taking small steps. Go mamma.”