This is my Child – Undiagnosed

This post is in conjunction with The Mumsnet This is my Child Campaign is about busting myths and raising awareness. When he was 2 years old he started to demonstrate “traits” of Autism, some reminding me of his oldest brother. They weren’t anything we couldn’t handle, we’d had 14 years of living with Aspergers at this point. … Read more

The Importance of Reading

There’s no denying it reading is an important skill. It helps with language development; social development – helping us to empathise with others/or learn to understand them better, gives us something to discuss with each other, put things into perspective, to look at things from a different angle; helps us to learn moral messages; gives … Read more

Paint it Red for Autism

Tuesday 2nd April 2013 World Autism Awareness Day “Autism is much more common than many people think, with over half a million people in the UK having the condition. If you include their families, autism touches the lives of over two million people every day.” (Source The National Autistic Society) I have just quickly put together some … Read more

Deciding when to Stop Having Children

When to have, and when to stop having, children is a big decision for any couple. It seems that everyone else has to have an opinion about it before, during, and after the decision-making – when it is nothing to do with them. The judgements, rumours and comments are unbelievable sometimes. I am imagining this … Read more

Trying to do the Best for your Child (DLA)

When you have a child there’s no doubting that financially it’s a large commitment, one that you can’t really comprehend. Some people try to save up and make sure they can “afford” a child before they have their first, or subsequent children. Some things inevitably you cannot predict; how many days off sick your child … Read more

Sensory Processing Disorder

When our son started displaying “unusual” behaviour I just assumed it was Autism (my oldest son has Aspergers Syndrome), and that it was a case of getting it diagnosed (he’s 4 the end of Next April). But now I’ve been told to read this book about Sensory Processing Disorder. I think it was less worrying … Read more