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Special Needs Parenting: My Christmas wish list

I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…

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First Christmas

I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.

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Christmas with Autism

Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…

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Holiday Cheer vs Holilday Stress

It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…

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The Boy Who Hates Birthdays

It was the night before my twins 9th birthday and I was busy building playmobil,…

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When Autism Requires you to Parent Differently

Yes this is a picture of my son eating his dinner while sitting on a windowsill. Hardly…

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Slot Machine Heaven

I have two children the same age but who could not be more different. 

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World Kindness Day

Of all the traits I wished upon and try to bestow in my child – kindness is…

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Mastering Life, One Skill at a Time

Life Skills.  Those two words have been hammered into my mind time and again…

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Special Needs Families: Surrounded

It was a Friday morning and I was lying in a hospital bed watching the clock moving…

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Tough Times to get to Green Pastures

We moved into our current home 2 and a half years ago and absolutely loved it. It…

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Special Needs Parenting: Raising a perfectionist

Last night was parent’s night at my daughter's school. She has additional…

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Halloween isn’t like it used to be

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…

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Special Needs: The Halloween Dread

This month is Halloween. The day where children go trick or treating and dress up…

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Special Needs Families: Our Halloween

When my son was a bouncing baby I loved the pumpkin/skeleton themed romper suits…

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Waiting rooms and autism

Waiting is something both my children struggle with. 

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Why has society got such an issue with parents being carers to their own children?

'What do you do for a living?' 'I am a carer.'

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When your autistic child has no impulse control

I took my 8 year old son with me to a shop to get some basic things I needed that…

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Autism: Changing Seasons

I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…

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Special Needs Siblings

Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

Growing up my mum was a Teaching Assistant, I never really knew what one was but…

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National Teaching Assistants Day

Saturday 02nd September and the postman had a lovely delivery this morning, it was…

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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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For all the misunderstood girls and women with autism

I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…

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Special Needs Parenting: If she could tell us when she hurts

Some days are easier than others to navigate through, when you have a nonverbal child.  

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Autism the “Fashionable” Disability?

Becoming a parent of a child with a disability has been a steep learning curve.

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Special Needs Parenting: You can never research too much

We have started to consider booking up activities for the summer holidays and have…

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Sunshine is Here!

The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…

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Special Needs Parents: Why won’t he say sorry?

Why won't he say sorry?! She said as she clung to me and wept...

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10 Things I am Glad my Son with Learning Difficulties Will Never Do

This is Isaac. He is almost 9 years old yet still cannot tell you his own name.

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