Summer holidays.

Summer is here, the school holidays have arrived, 47 days off, lots of time to unwind, Relief from the stress of the morning school run, Dealing with anxiety everyday is not fun. 47 days of my children at home with each other, I am hoping and praying my girls nice to her brother, Plenty of…… Continue reading Summer holidays.

I remember…

I don’t remember her first day of school. The year passed by in a blur of upset, stress and guilt. I remember her being held as I left. I remember her screaming and crying because she didn’t want to stay. I remember crying as I walked away. I remember being told that her sessions were…… Continue reading I remember…

Unfeeling robot?

She’s not unfeeling. She’s not a robot. She doesn’t have a heart made of stone…. …. But, She doesn’t feel what I feel. Does she? I feel everything deep in my heart. Perhaps she just feels it differently. When I am excited I feel my heart skip a beat. When my girl is exciting she…… Continue reading Unfeeling robot?

They and New beginnings.

As we begin our final week of the school year I came across this poem I wrote and I was reminded how hard we fought, and how very lucky we are, that my girl will be starting a school tailored for her needs in September. They. They try to make her normal, They try to…… Continue reading They and New beginnings.

Is it really OK to not be OK?

It is OK to not be OK. I know this…. ….but it isn’t OK…..not really. I am a parent, a carer, I have to be OK. I am a special needs Mum, I have to be OK. I have to be strong, I have to always be OK. I am not OK. I can’t ever…… Continue reading Is it really OK to not be OK?

New school. Transition Day.

Today was my girls transition day at her new secondary school. A taster day of the years to come. I was going to write about how she coped. I was going to talk about the anxiety leading up to this day. I was going to tell you how happy, but completely exhausted, she was when…… Continue reading New school. Transition Day.

Autism and the heatwave.

Many people with Autism have difficulties processing sensory information. They have difficulties processing the information correctly. The information gets lost, or diverted the wrong way, causing problems with sensitivity. It can change, and fluctuate, between being over sensitive, under sensitive, or both at the same time. When a person struggles to process sensory information, they…… Continue reading Autism and the heatwave.