Tag Archives: Autism

5 Things my Daughter is Scared of

Autism is a funny old thing. Sometimes I marvel at the strange tracks my daughter’s mind  makes, those times when she laughs at nothing in particular, that delightful infectious laugh that you can’t help but join in with. But then … Continue reading

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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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Colour With Mum: A Review

Have you become aware of the adult colouring book craze yet? I’m willing to bet you have: adult colouring books are everywhere at the moment, stacked high in bookshops alongside packs of scented pens, stuffed into the magazine racks at … Continue reading

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Tips for baking with your pre-verbal child

We’re making lemon and lime muffins in this post, the recipe for which can be found here. Wee Girl is fascinated by cooking. When I make scrambled eggs for lunch she insists on pushing the stool up to the side … Continue reading

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‘But How do You Know What She Wants?’

“But how do you know what she wants?” It’s one of those questions that parents of non or pre-verbal children are asked over and over again. I heard it again recently, when I called up to enquire about the possibility … Continue reading

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Spiders in the Rain: A Moment with Wee Girl

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout Down came the rain… You all kow that nursery rhyme right? I do it with with Wee Girl, drumming my fingers on her head at ‘Down came the rain’. She does it … Continue reading

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Today’s Floortime Session and a Breakthrough

Today we finally managed to get together with our DIRFloortime Practitioner for a session after too many weeks of illness on both sides. The Session We began by watching a video from the previous session, where we were playing with … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful #6

Previous reasons to be cheerful, 1|2|3|4|5 Yet another iffy week unfortunately, with the sprogs and Paul coming down with a short-lived vomiting bug, followed by general badtemperedness, all of which has combined to make this a challenging week. Today has … Continue reading

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Attack of The Whinge Monster

Before I begin, I should stress how lucky we are. Many parents of children with ASD have to deal with meltdowns on a weekly or daily basis, and if you’re not familiar with what a meltdown is, it’s a bit … Continue reading

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