You know you've had a bad day when you struggle to open the screwcap lid of your mini wine bottle-for-one and it makes you cry. (I know - first world problems!) I used the phrase 'I give up' too many times today. This tends to happen when my emotional stores of positivity are on empty. When … Continue reading When you just want to give up…
My Daughter's favourite word is 'No'. Sounds like a typical 10 year old right? As with a lot of differences between ASD children and Neurotypical kids, its to do with how pathologically and obsessively they do it. She was diagnosed with ASD less than 12 months ago after a 2 year diagnostic journey but we knew for … Continue reading PDA & Avoiding The Things She Wants
In her book, Odd Girl Out, Laura James has given me the rare opportunity to get a future glimpse into the mind of my daughter as an adult and has done so with oodles of honesty and a clarity I never imagined I could get. My 10 year old daughter is autistic and has learned … Continue reading Odd Girl Out – A Review
I'd like to apologise for my daughter hurting your son. I'm told she kicked and punched him and left a mark. I hope he's OK. I'd like to explain why my 10 year old daughter lashed out so violently towards your son. Not to excuse but to explain. It was the result of a series … Continue reading A letter to the mum of the boy my daughter hurt…
You know when you've got a fresh new beginning and you are feeling all optimistic that things are going to be different? I had that feeling this morning. Kids went to school OK, I came home, the hubby had a good day, the kids seem to have a good day, I had a pretty good … Continue reading I Suck at this Sh*t!
All children have heroes and role models. Some follow and obsess over footballers, for others it's Spiderman. It's part of childhood. My daughter also has heroes. She also obsesses about them (to a manic degree). The conversation is always invariably directed back to her current favorite. What's interesting (and somewhat scary) is her general choice … Continue reading Odd Role Models!
Wow, I hadn't realised how much we all needed this break! We are only a few days in and so still adjusting. Walking on eggshells around my girl so she has time to adjust. Hubby and I are just like 'hurrah, show me the booze!' and my son is a go-with-the-flow kind of kid, but … Continue reading R & R