Category Archives: Parenting

On Autism and Bullying: a plea to parents of Neurotypical Children

Today I tookk the day off blogging and took Wee Girl and Little Man on a trip to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, a small zoo located in… yep, you guessed it, Battersea Park. They have a selection of smaller animals … Continue reading

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Yes, I Am That Woman in the Supermarket

We’ve all seen her. Many of us have even been her. The woman whose kids make you feel just that little better about your own spawn, who, thank Christ, seem to be behaving themselves. For once. I’ve seen her myself. … Continue reading

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Encouraging Engagement – Five Silly Games I play with my child with ASD

We did have a Floortime session planned for today (which I was planning to blog about), but unfortunately with Wee Girl not being well, I’ve had to cancel it. She’s not at her best, and I didn’t want to take … Continue reading

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The (Dare)Devil Child

Wee Girl has always been a climber, but that’s only the beginning of the story. She climbs, she swings, she flips upside down. She does whatever she can do to keep her body in motion at all times. At the … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to be Cheerful, #3

Previous reasons to be cheerful: one, two #1. We have been extraordinarily lucky that Wee Girl has always been a good sleeper. There is a reason that sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and I know from experience that … Continue reading

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The potty training journey: Our story so far

We were late to start potty training with Wee Girl. For obvious reasons. It’s hard to feel confident about starting to potty train when your child is unable to talk, or otherwise show you that they need the toilet. As … Continue reading

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Playing the Guessing Game

It’s an interesting challenge, having a four year old who doesn’t talk. The lack of speech doesn’t mean that she doesn’t communicate — she is constantly pointing things out that she recognises, expecting me to say what they are. Sometimes … Continue reading

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