Discipline and Autism.

Discipline and Autism. It has been a hard week. Not with Autism, but with judgements. Judgements and comments. I received a message, this was part of it. “….seeing *****’s behaviour every morning and seeing no discipline” A message that tore another layer of my breaking heart. It isn’t the first time someone has said this,…… Continue reading Discipline and Autism.

Anxiety.

It gets too much. It eats me up. It swallows me whole and there is no way out. I live, eat, and sleep Autism. I am controlled by Autism, by its anxiety. My life is no longer my own. I am angry. I let it get to this point. I let it control everything. I…… Continue reading Anxiety.

Ill.

As my girl drifts off to sleep I am grateful to be sitting down. I am ill. I have an infection and I just want to sleep…. ….but I can’t. I have a child with Autism. I can’t be ill. I am not allowed. My child just does not understand. It is not in her…… Continue reading Ill.

Myth.

Myth: Autism is caused by bad parenting. Truth: In the 1950’s the term “refrigerator mums arose and suggested that Autism was caused by Mums who lacked emotional warmth. This, of course, was proven to be false. The irony is, of course, is this how I often feel! I spend my days wondering what I did…… Continue reading Myth.

Bleurgh.

Bleurgh…. You know that feeling when you can’t quite describe how you feel. When all you want to do is drink wine and eat chocolate…….except you are too tired to do either. Bleurgh…. You know when the weekend is over and you need to make plans for the week ahead. When you have school clothes…… Continue reading Bleurgh.

Blood donation.

It is important to involve our children in as much as we can as we go about our lives. We are their role models. We want them to grow up to be good people. We want them to become as independant as possible. It is not always easy to take your child out when you…… Continue reading Blood donation.