This is our story; life with my PDA son and how we learn and adapt to his needs. I’m also passionate about sharing our experience about a low-demand lifestyle, so other parents/carers can work towards improving family life for all.
Has your child or young person ever acted in a way that made you think: ‘they don’t seem to have any empathy?!’ Perhaps you’ve been trying to get them to see your point of view about something, and it just seems impossible. Maybe they’ve exhibited some distressed behaviour in the form of a meltdown, andContinue reading “Blog#23: Empathy exists”
I wrote this blog about my dislike of the word ‘naughty’ in 2021. It popped into my mind in recent weeks when a certain high-profile self-proclaimed ‘supernanny’ decided to share her thoughts on naughtiness, and how we now prefer to ‘label’ our kids rather than admit they are just naughty. Ok, I’m just going toContinue reading “Blog#22: Naughtiness doesn’t exist”
Separation anxiety is a really bloody complicated thing. And when you have a neurodivergent child, it can be totally overwhelming and affect so many aspects of family life. As parents, it can make us feel smothered, frustrated and angry even. Desperate for time away from our children to be able to rest, re-calibrate and beContinue reading “Blog#21: Separation Anxiety”
This is the article about distressed behaviour and the devastating effect it has on neurodivergent young people and their families that I needed to read all those years ago. It was published in the October/November 2022 issue of SEN Magazine and you can read their online version here. The meltdown is a highly emotive subjectContinue reading “SEN magazine article: We need to talk about meltdowns”
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