Category: Special Needs Minefield

Save Furness School – a parent’s perspective

Parents in Kent are petitioning the proposed closure of Furness school in Hextable .  Furness is a specialist school for children with ASD and also emotional and behavioural issues. “KCC are in consultations with the intention of closing the school due to the number of pupils that attend. However the number...

Parenting – how do you know you’re getting it right?

When you find out you’re pregnant, you wonder what sort of parent you will be.  When your child arrives, you wonder what sort of character they will be.  As they grow, you wonder if you are getting this parenting job right. Is your parenting helping your child to be confident...

Getting Tough with David Blunkett

When J was young, we suspected that the day would come when he would say “I can’t do that because I am blind.” We knew, as his parents, we could encourage him, we could tell him that anything was possible but we also knew he was very bright and would realise...

Divided we fall…

Most of us did not chose to live in this community, we were dropped into it.  Dropped in from a great height, very quickly, with no warning and no safety net or soft landing We eventually start to find our feet, although most of us probably fell back down on a number of...

Justice for LB – Let’s Walk, not Talk

Here we are, day 95 of the #JusticeforLB 107 day campaign.  A campaign that should never have had reason to happen. I have followed My Daft Life for many years, initially with smiles and laughter – relating to some of the experiences.  However, my children are still under 10 so...

The good, bad and ugly in the SEN World

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of life in the SEN world

Almost ten years ago, I gave birth to my first child.  For the first 6 months, we had the usual anxieties that new parents have with no warning of what was to come.  Then the world of SEN arrived. Within two years, we had three children and had to learn...

Why?

Why is it that when you have read everything you can about your children’s known conditions, another one pops up to knock the wind out of your sails? Why is it that your children’s conditions cause such mayhem and turn your life upside down in a way no one can...

Stop the world

Today has been one of those days when I wanted to just say “stop the ride, I want to get off”. Yesterday my gorgeous youngest son started to have unexplained black outs, so as we have an amazing GP, we went along last night. We had to return this morning...