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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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Getting in the Zone: Running & Special Needs Parenting

At the risk of sounding like a Sports Billy, I love running. I also have two children…

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Isolated but Finally Finding my Feet

When I had my first three babies, I had a group of mummies who I met up with weekly,…

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Special Needs Parenting: A Plan for Inclusion

This month, one of my blogs really received feedback from families all around and…

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Special Needs Vacations: Love the US but Live in the UK

We visit my mum in the USA every year staying for up to a month on occasions. Our…

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Changing Seasons

The way the UK weather is behaving you’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve…

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Blogging About Disability Part Two: Groping for Words

In Part One of Blogging About Disability I talked about how language both reflects…

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Special Needs Parenting: Should You or Shouldn’t You Floss Your Child’s Teeth?

For children with developmental disabilities including sensory disorders every day…

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Special Needs Parenting: How I stand up for my daughter

My beautiful little girl is six years old now. She is deaf and mostly blind and has…

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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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The Love Behind Special Needs Adoption

The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.

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Dread of the Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are looming and for teachers they cannot wait to skip off for 6 weeks…

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The Top 10 Summer Stresses for Special Needs Families

At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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How Not to Parent: Summer Holiday Edition

Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…

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Will we Ever be Out of the Woods?

Once you’ve been through a frightening, challenging experience, you feel an…

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Just One Thing

I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…

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Welcome to the Family

Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…

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Holidays are Hard

There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.

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I am Not a Fan of Holland

Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…

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The Heart of a Special Needs Dad

A father is defined as “a man who exercises paternal care over other persons;…

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A Letter to all the Lonely Carers

I have a confession to make - I am extremely lonely

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5 Tips to Make Airports Less Stressful Places to Be

We all know that airports aren’t the calmest environments but you can reduce…

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Special Needs Parenting: I Never Thought

I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…

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6 Years

Six years ago today at 37 weeks pregnant I was in the antenatal clinic for my final…

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Walking a Knife Edge

Never sure how to start posts like this one, it always seems so trite. 

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Just a Kid Watching Other Kids on YouTube

Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…

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What Really Matters

How do I explain to people who don’t understand that for all his issues, my…

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In the Event of an Emergency

As a parent of a child with extraordinary needs, my list of worries can oftentimes…

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She is Not a Spoilt Brat

She is not a 'spoilt brat' she is a child with serious food aversion!

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International Children’s Day

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world.…

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