Category: Special Needs Minefield

The SEND Line – A never ending rollercoaster

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Facebook Live. A great way to share ideas, news and ask questions.  Today we talked about life on the SEND Line. If you missed the Live event, you can watch it again here. The SEND Line – Facebook Live SEND Line –...

Calm after the Chaos – Back to School

It’s that time of year, relief and hoorays mixed with a tinge of sadness, a huge serving of stress and anxiety and a side helping of “why did I leave the new shoe purchases so late – again”?  The time of year when we think about the calm. The Calm of...

What do our MPs teach our children?

Let’s chat today about our beloved Members of Parliament, our MPs, the adults we elect to represent us within Parliament.   Do they provide us with good examples of behaviour to share with our children or do they provide us just with examples of how not to behave? I recently...

What I love about the SEND Minefield

Previously, I had a rant about the things that really p*ss me off in the world of SEND but today, in order to start the holidays for me with a more positive focus, I am writing about the things I love about life in the SEND Minefield.  Yes there are...

What I hate about the SEND Minefield

Arriving into the SEND Minefield, without realising this was your destination, can be a shock to say the least. After almost 12 years of living in this Minefield, I’ve had many unexpected experiences – some of which have been fun and enjoyable (I know, who would have guessed the SEND...

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Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...

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How do you use an Obsession?

Like most parents who have a child with ASD, I had read all the books I could find and each of them said “use their obsession” but no one explained what this meant.  What did using an obsession mean?  As a tired mum, sleep deprived and miles away from family,...

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Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking?

For those who are out of the loop, let me share a story with you, sadly this is not a work of fiction. I went onto Twitter last night and saw this tweet from Baker Small being shared by parents along with some comments about it being so inappropriate. Being a Saturday...

Bullet Journal in the world of Special Needs

As you all know I am a huge fan of the Bullet Journal and I am an even bigger fan of my three fabulous children, each of whom has their own special needs (sometimes known as Special Educational Needs or SEND).  I am not however, a fan of the system...