Just grumpy?

It might be just me getting older, but I feel like I cannot tolerate people anymore. It might be just because I have a child with a disability that not many people understand. It might be just because I have a child with a disability that people are aware of but don’t make the effort…… Continue reading Just grumpy?

I want never gets.

“I want never gets”. We have all heard it said, probably all said it.. ….only now as an adult do I realise how true it is. Never have I had so many wants until I had children. I want them to be happy. I want them to be healthy. I want them to have the…… Continue reading I want never gets.

Super powers.

“If I had a super power I would put my hands in my head and pull out the words like bricks and throw them at people or fire them out like a nerf gun.” This was my girls response when I asked her what super power she could choose. Expecting her to say invisibility, flying,…… Continue reading Super powers.

9 years.

9 years of sleepless nights 9 years of learning to see the world from a different perspective. 9 years of parent classes. 9 years of endless hospital appointments. 9 years of comments, pointing and staring. 9 years of very little time together. 9 years of meltdowns. 9 years of hurt, despair and helplessness. 9 years…… Continue reading 9 years.

Advice for TAs.

TAs are a valuable resource within school. Without my girls TA, she would not go to school at all. Whilst they are there to support your child throughout their school day, they quickly become a part of your family. We have a lovely TA now who I feel comfortable enough to offer ideas, share our…… Continue reading Advice for TAs.

A disagreement

? Question mark. Question? Communication? What does she need to know? What is she asking? My girl is friends with some little boys next door. They chat and play over the fence. As young children do, they had a disagreement. The boys did not want to speak to my girl anymore. Nothing unusual about this…… Continue reading A disagreement

Special needs parent friends.

Since having a child with Special needs my friendship circle has drastically reduced. It is not anyones fault, it is just the way things go. People grow up, grow apart and move on. When I realised my child had additional needs,  that required diagnosis and extra care, I didn’t realise how drastic the change would…… Continue reading Special needs parent friends.