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CBeebies and Special Needs: Why the BBC Must NEVER Axe CBeebies

This week parents across the country were rocked by the horrifying news that the BBC could consider axeing CBeebies, their channel aimed at preschool children. Cue lots of blog posts and the #savecbeebies hashtag on Twitter about how mums and … Continue reading

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Would you Choose to Cure Your Child of Autism?

It’s one of those perennial questions in the world of autism: if a cure for autism was made available, would you take it, or if you are the parent of a child with autism, would you choose it for your … 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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‘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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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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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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Why I’m Glad When Anti-Breastfeeding Stories Hit the Headlines

Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended as a criticism of people who formula-feed. I formula-fed my daughter because of reasons, so I have a foot in both camps. Whether you breastfeed or bottlefeed what matters is whether you … 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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