Behavior Trigger #4: Unclear Rituals
Kids may feel anxious and become boisterous if they’re just told to quietly go along with what’s happening. They might not understand the sequence of events at a religious service, for instance.
What to do: Days ahead, talk to your child about what he’ll experience: the location, time frame, who’ll be there, what will be expected of him and how the event will unfold. The morning of—even during the drive over—run through it again. During breaks (after the ceremony and before the reception, for example), remind your child what comes next.