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.

Our Autism Dad. Our superhero.

Dads of Autism. Autism Dads. The unsung heros. The hidden saviours.    Autism mums have it easier to some degree. There is more support out there for them, and lets face it, men are less likely to ask for it anyway. Men are less likely to admit their feelings, therefore less likely to admit they need…… Continue reading Our Autism Dad. Our superhero.

The summer holidays are coming.

You spend all of your days, all of your nights, Making sure the children are alright, Cleaning their faces, picking up clothes, Playing their games, tickling their toes, Cooking them meals, brushing their hair, Showing them which outfit to wear, Washing the dishes, making them drink, Filling the freezer, rinsing the sink, Breaking up fights,…… Continue reading The summer holidays are coming.

Parent relationships.

Being parents is hard. Being parents of a child with additional needs is hard. To be in a relationship whilst being a carer takes a lot of patience… …patience that not all relationships have. Parenting a child with additional needs takes an awful lot of your time. As a result you don’t get to spend…… Continue reading Parent relationships.

Expectations.

“Better than you expected?” A question that I got asked today. A question I quickly answered before I realised what it meant. This week at school is very different for my girl. For the last 3 days of the week the school have all moved into their, what will be, new classrooms in September. Huge,…… Continue reading Expectations.

You can say no.

Have the confidence to say No. I have learnt this over the years….. …..not that you are ever allowed to say no. If you say No you become an obstinate parent, even if you know it won’t work for your child. Professionals are intimidating. The people ‘in charge’ of your child and their care, want…… Continue reading You can say no.