Tagged: Stress

Practising what I preach – the power of Routines

As any mum of a child with ASD will know, routines are important.  We talk about the power of routines almost daily.  In our home, on a school day, socks and shoes go on at 7.20am.  Woe betide anyone who wants to change that – as my husband found out...

Just Coping

Sometimes just coping is enough

There are times in this journey when I worry that all I am doing is “just coping”.  I feel as if just coping is not good enough and I should be doing better. Often, I am angry about the lack of support available but sometimes I am angry at myself....

Reality Check - a necessary evil?

Reality checks – necessary evils?

The last few weeks have been full of harsh reality checks; those moments when reality just slaps you hard across the face.  They hurt. One of the big ones was the sudden unexpected reappearance of my gorgeous boy’s coping mechanism for anxiety.  This is something we haven’t seen for almost...

To do or not to do…..

As you all know by now, I am on a mission to get organised. If like me, you find it hard to say no when someone says “oh could you just…” or “wouldn’t it be great if we had someone who could ……..”, you will have lots of ideas floating...

Today

Today Video: My child has a diagnosis

Many years ago, a practitioner sat in my home – perfectly groomed – and stated that she understood what my life was like.  I knew that she could empathise but not understand – not unless she was a mum of a child with special needs too. Today Video: In order to...