A Boy Less Ordinary
A window on my bumpy journey as a parent: helping my neurodiverse son navigate the world, empowering myself with knowledge and redefining my understanding of parenting.
- Blog#19: Dear families and friendsDear families and friends of parents with PDAers, Firstly, let me just tell you this. From the bottom of my heart. We GET it. It’s really hard to understand our lives. We see the disbelief in your eyes, the way you wince when you witness situations that seem entirely out of our parental control.Continue reading “Blog#19: Dear families and friends”
- Blog#18: Meltdowns – two sides to every storyI’ve been mulling this one over for quite some time. Meltdowns, and everything that comes with them, are a highly emotive subject for families with PDAers. Often on online forums, parents post about how they are at their wits end with immensely challenging behaviours, and are sometimes called out on their feelings by neurodivergentContinue reading “Blog#18: Meltdowns – two sides to every story”
- Blog#17: The elephant in the roomThis year, I’ve been struggling with my own ‘elephant in the room’. My elephant is that we have no official PDA diagnosis for JJ. Ever since our PDA lightbulb moment in the spring of 2019, I’ve devoted a huge part of my life to discovering everything I can about this little-known profile of theContinue reading “Blog#17: The elephant in the room”