Dealing with Grief as a Special Needs Parent

Dealing with Grief as a Special Needs Parent

Todays marks a full month since my mother passed away. It’s been a busy month, a sad month and an emotional month. Just like last time around, when I lost my Dad, this time has also been a time of pre-grief as well as the grief that comes with the final loss....
We Can’t Place Limits On Our Kids

We Can’t Place Limits On Our Kids

If there’s one piece of advice I have for fellow special needs parents, it’s this – we can’t place limits on our kids. Now, I don’t mean we shouldn’t have rules or set boundaries for them. All kids need boundaries and rules as they...
5 Ways to Grow Your Child’s Communication Skills

5 Ways to Grow Your Child’s Communication Skills

For this week’s ‘5 Things’ post, I welcome Shae Rodgers from Small TALK Speech Therapy. Shae is a certified practising speech pathologist with a passion for helping children with autism and complex communication needs. Shae and her team help families dealing with...
The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

Given the latest round of speculation and criticism of the NDIS in the press here in Australia, you’d be right to assume that all is not going well in the nationwide rollout of this world-first scheme.   The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was sold...
5 Ways Special Needs Parents Can Practise Positivity

5 Ways Special Needs Parents Can Practise Positivity

You may believe that practising positivity as a special needs parent is all about faking it until making it. Or, fixing a smile on your face, while you put your best foot forward. You might even think it’s about pretending all is well when it most clearly...

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