Tagged: Children

Lists

Lists, Bullet Journal and Autism

As you will all know, I love my lists and most of these exist in my lovely Bullet Journal. I have lists for everything, including a list of my lists (yes, seriously). Monthly brain dump – to do Weekly list – to do Daily list – to do Goals Habits...

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...

Super Woman is a fictional character

How often have you gone to bed and thought “oh I didn’t manage to get X, Y and Z done”? How often have you made yourself feel bad about the things that you have not managed to achieve? Why do we do it?  Why are we so hard on ourselves?...

Why can’t Mums be ill.

As any Mum will know (and this counts if you call yourself Mum, Mom, Mummy, Mother or any other variation), you are just not allowed to be ill.  The thought of lying in bed with a thermometer is a little secret dream we have. Why can’t mums be ill? If...

Getting Things Done …. with Evernote

This past three weeks has been very strange for me, I have actually had to stay home.  My children have had a full round of sickness bugs and then just one day after returning to school, we then received a full quota of chicken pox.  So I have had to...

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorders

This book was a Christmas gift from my in-laws (along with Downton Abbey boxset and Clarins skin products – spoiled I know). As I’m sure you all know, there are so many books out there and some of them very very expensive. You’re never sure if it is worth buying...

What is Person Centred Practice?

Person Centred:  An approach to working with people which puts the individual’s needs and aspirations firmly at the centre of the process. There is so much talk about Person Centred Practice and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure what it meant.  I had an idea that the definition above...

Does child protection protect children?

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr. There was a recent report in The Lancet stating that 1 in 4 disabled children are the victims of abuse.  This report was based...

Magic Blue Pill

The Magic Blue Pill…..

I spend so much time with parents and often hear how they would like a magic blue pill to make everything better.  Here is a letter to my children about a magic blue pill.  I would like to start with saying though that my children do not have health issues...