Category: Special Needs Minefield

Just Say Thank You

Just say “Thank You”

Why can we not just say thank you and move on?  This is something I have been thinking about for some time.  I like to give compliments but I am useless at receiving them. Why are compliments hard to accept? These are actual compliments I have given in the last few...

Choosing Myself

Choosing Myself and Saying No

It’s been a strange few months here in Chaos in Kent.  A few months where I have realised that choosing myself does not necessarily have to be selfish.  Choosing Myself is essential if I want to have a life worth living. Choosing Myself: I made the decision last month to...

Today - Ask for help

Today – What parents and practitioners need to know

Today.  The reality of living in the Special Needs Minefield is rarely reflected in the case notes held by practitioners. Yes, they may cover the basics and some go into a bit of detail but what isn’t in there is the emotional turmoil this journey brings. A few years ago,...

Diagnosis

The Days After The Diagnosis

So much is written about how to get a diagnosis; what the criteria is for a diagnosis and what to do when you don’t get one but little is written about how it feels to get the diagnosis. As a family, we’ve collected many a variety of diagnosis along our travels....

blindfold challenge

Blindfold Challenge – the challenges

I wanted to share with you some of the videos of our Blindfold Challenge – the challenges in the Chaotic Kent household. J’s Dad tries to make toast and butter it. J’s sister tries to feed the dog J’s fab PA tries to make a ham sandwich It really made...

Am I blind forever

Is this it forever Mum? Will I always be blind?

Have you, as a parent, ever sat down and thought “is this it?”  Have you ever sat in despair wondering if it would ever get better? It’s heart breaking and it hurts but it is nowhere near as painful as hearing your child say those words to you. It has...

Literal World

Being literal can cause real Chaos in Kent… and much laughter

When I look on social media, there is often so much doom and gloom about living in the world of SEN.  I have three children with statements of SEN and we’ve lost count of the labels we have been awarded so I know there are lots of things that can...