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Written by  Sunday, 03 December 2017 21:59
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Pervasive Parenting
By Kodey Toney


It’s that time of the year again as children get ready for a visit to Saint Nick. They prepare to tug on his ear a little and let him know what they want under the tree Christmas Day.

However for some that experience is not enjoyable, and can sometimes be downright painful. This is why a few years ago a group of area parents decided to host a Sensitive Santa program in Poteau. This is designed to help children with sensory issues, or disabilities that might cause them to not have a great experience, meet with Santa in a sensory friendly environment. It also helps parents have a judge-free zone as well.

We have had such and overwhelming response to this event, that last year we had more people than expected show up. While that is a good problem to have it has caused us to change our game-plan. This year will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY to cut down on distractions for the kids.

The Pervasive Parenting Center will present Sensitive Santa throughout December. This will help us avoid the long lines.

Santa will be held at the following locations:

Carl Albert State college in Sallisaw on Tuesday Dec. 5.
Carl Albert State College in Poteau on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Kibois Community Action Building in Stigler on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
Wilburton Senior Citizens Center in Wilburton on Thursday, Dec. 21.


Sensitive Santa is open to ALL children with disabilities, not just those on the spectrum.


For an appointment for questions please contact us at 918-647-1255, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact us on Facebook at Pervasive Parenting Center.



David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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