Christine: ‘Aftermath of Christmas has been awful for my autistic children’
PROUD mum Christine McGuinness has been flooded with support after opening up about how her children coped with Christmas.
Reality TV personality Christine and her TV presenter husband Paddy have six-year-old twins Leo and Penelope who have autism and a three-year-old daughter Felicity who is also believed to be on the autistic spectrum.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire guest star says she’s proud of how well her children dealt with the festive season because they struggle with sensory overload and anxiety and become easily overwhelmed.
And she admits the aftermath of Christmas Day has been ‘awful’ as they weren’t prepared for Christmas to end.
She explained on her 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 been awful.”
The model continued: “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.”
Christine, 31, who regularly uploads posts on Instagram talking about the things she does to meet her children’s needs, says all evidence of Christmas is now gone from the family home.
She said: “I’m just hoping for the best, patiently waiting for normal routine to come back!”
Christine McGuinness and, inset, with husband Paddy
Christine and Paddy’s children