Every spring my difficult child has a hard time going from long sleeves to short. Since he was about 2, he gets upset and tugs at them periodically and whines about them. Until this year he hasn't thrown huge fits (relatively speaking) and would get over it after a few weeks. This year however, it has become a huge issue with huge tantrums when I even suggest short sleeves because he is in school for the first time. Not only is he dealing with sensory issues, but also his perception of "social" issues. He says short sleeves don't feel right and was upset because "no one else will be wearing them." For the love of God, he is only 4 years old! Who cares what everyone else is wearing! Obviously he does. Anyway, I am going to mention this to his teacher (who is absolutely amazing!) and I know she will be a big help with the social aspect. But, I would love to hear some suggestions as to how to deal with the sensory aspect from other parents who have had to deal with this issue. We live in the south where an active child wearing long sleeves all summer long while outdoors just isn't an option.