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To the mummy who is worried about whether her decisions are right. They are. Your decisions are always right, because you know your children best, because you love them the…

You matter. Yes YOU!

As parents it’s all too often far to easy to forget about you. And the truth is YOU matter. Yes YOU! I really am talking to you. So this week…

You Are Enough

Dear Mummy, You are enough. You are the best mummy your little one(s) could have. You are a good partner. You are a good person. You are not a failure.…

Yes I Am Still Breastfeeding

It’s funny how over the years my opinions on so many things have changed. Maybe I have mellowed with age, or maybe I have now just lived enough of life…

I Wonder If I’ll Always Want Just One More….

I have always only wanted two children. It was my life plan. My logic even as a teenager ran something like this: Two children are the right amount. Two children…

Do You Wish You Had A Way To Help Others Understand Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Well, now hopefully you do. What’s more it’s completely free and neither you nor they will need to leave the comfort of home. Whether you are a teacher wanting to…

Why Special Interests Matter

When it comes to Autism, I’ve worked over the years at both ends of the spectrum, from non-verbal infants to highly articulate teenagers, from Options programmes to ABA, in state…

Why Does No-One Talk About Hard It Is To Give Up? A Breastfeeding Post.

It’s well documented how hard it can be to establish breastfeeding. There are breastfeeding groups, midwives and health visitors. And although the system isn’t perfect, if you need help you…

Which Planner Is Right For You?

Every year I spend literally hours trying to find the perfect planner for me. Because the reality is with so many fantastic ones out there we really are spoilt for…

When Was The Last Time You Bought New Knickers?

Seven years ago I was a single mum. I was juggling full time teaching in a school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties with simultaneously looking after the…


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An Open Letter To My Daughter’s Teachers

Today, I dropped off my beautiful, brave, eleven year old girl into your care. She sat in the car and cried, she begged me not to go, but I did…

What Strategies Can You Implement If Your Child Has Separation Anxiety?

If there is one area of Autism which is often ignored, it is Strategies for those young people who struggle with separation anxiety alongside their autism. The research out there…

Eight Completely Free Ways To Show Your Child You Appreciate Them

As much as I love reward systems, the truth is that for some children and young people material objects can cause more anxiety than they do pleasure.  At this time…

So Your Child Is Starting Secondary School?

If you are anything like me, the mere thought that you are old enough to have a child who is old enough to start secondary school is more than a…

Girls With Autism: Things Need To Change

For so many girls with so called ‘High Functioning Autism’ support is lacking, not because the girl in question doesn’t need support but because the criteria’s both for diagnosis and…

Raising Self Esteem: A Mission For Us All

Self esteem is a fragile beast. Even as adults we spend a lot of our time thinking that we aren’t good enough, could do more, or are generally just getting…