Here's what helps- For every one item that comes in, donate one item to a local charity. Let your child choose the item and let them go with you to donate it. Giving items away not only promotes empathy and compassion for those less fortunate it also decreases the likelihood of an unreasonable emotional attachment forming (not to mention it keeps your house a lot cleaner). We know that an organized and simple environment is the most beneficial for our kids. Clutter and abundance creates chaos in the minds of people with poor executive function. Too much stuff hurts them. Ask family members to check with you before buying gifts so that you can manage what comes into the house. We want to see our kids happy but remind yourself that what they want and what they need are almost never the same thing when you have a child with PWS. Start young and it is likely that this behavior can be avoided. And if you have already bought your child every Justin Beiber notebook, t-shirt, travel mug and shower curtain for Christmas that you could find, don't beat yourself up, New Years resolutions are right around the corner...
Manager of PWS Services
Top Ten Strategies to Survive and Thrive During the Holidays
"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."