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Christmas and Birthday Clash
Hi. My son hates Christmas! But to top it al,l it's his birthday 3 days before. We tried celebrating his birthday in July, but that really confused him (now 10yrs old) But we can't think how to explain when people give him a birthday present, it's ok to open that, but not the Xmas ones! He proceeds to open every parcel he sees, whether his, or not. It upsets him and he gets frustrated at yes to one present, no to another. Any ideas? We tried hiding all Xmas till the day. But there's always someone who slips him a present with his birthday ones, or he see's his sister get, or give a present and the tantrums flare up again. School are at a lose how to tackle the issue. Not fair to cancel Christmas presents for siblings! And we would still like to do something special to mark his birthday.