A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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Learning Social Cues

I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.

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When your child’s mental health is a concern

If there was one thing I wished people could understand about mental health it would…

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Groundhog Day

I recently watched the film Ground Hog Day. If you haven’t watched the film,…

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Resolutions for the New Year

Out with 2017 and in with the brand new 2018.

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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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Realising her Brother is Different

I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…

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The Time was Right: Telling my son about autism

I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis. 

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Special Needs Family Resolutions

I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution. 

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Three New Year’s Resolutions that would help my family

Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…

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Resolutions of a 40 year old Special Needs Mom

Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…

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Special Needs Parenting: As seen on TV

Life is busy. It’s not always easy for couples to find uninterrupted time…

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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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Special Needs Parenting: A Christmas Wish

I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer. 

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Why I wish toy manufacturers would stop having ages on toys

I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…

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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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