Regression

Regression

We are experiencing a period of regression with Gilbert at the moment. A time where he is so stressed out that he is returning to past obsessions and special interests to find comfort and normality in the new. We first saw the signs in New Zealand. While he ended up...
Challenging the ASD Child

Challenging the ASD Child

image source There is a fine line between challenging your ASD child and pushing them too hard. I know. I have crossed that line quite a few times over the years. But it is important to keep challenging your kids and giving them the chance to try things and have new...
Facing My Demons

Facing My Demons

¬†image source There’s a little blue house opposite a park. It looks so innocuous, so peaceful, so pleasant. It is decorated in a mix of traditional and modern styles. Polished wooden floors mix with paneled walls and vibrant rugs. My eye is drawn to the soothing...
Reclaiming my Mental Health

Reclaiming my Mental Health

I wrote a post a few years back, Maintaining my Mental Health, which was a post I wrote about my own warning signs and what I need to do when I recognise my mental health slipping. It has stood me well over the years and I still read over it from time to time to...
The Trouble With NAPLAN

The Trouble With NAPLAN

Yes, I am going there. My son is sitting NAPLAN for the first time today and I have very mixed feelings about it. image source Personally I am proud that he is going to give it a go. I’m also grateful that his school have been supportive and have encouraged him...

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