PDA & Avoiding The Things She Wants

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

A letter to the mum of the boy my daughter hurt…

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…

Odd Role Models!

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!