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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 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 The Trust Is Broken

Over the years I’ve had many parents cross my classroom door. They have been let down, lied to, failed. Failed by a system but also failed by individuals. When they…

When Professionals Enter Your Life

The Sun has got his hat on, the birds are singing their song and the feeding therapist is coming out to play. I am once again going to be sat…


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My Five Top Tips For A Stress Free Weekend: An Autism Post

I’m a strong believer in only fighting the battles that need to be fought. After all we all have enough battles that we can’t avoid to be adding extra to…

How To Create A Transport Themed Nursery

If there is one area of the house I love to get creative with it has to be the children’s rooms. There is nothing that gives me greater delight than…

When Was The Last Time You Looked After You?

If we are sat on a plane we are told to take oxygen first before helping our children. But in real everyday life the truth is that few of us…

How Can We Teach Children And Young People With Autism To Recognise Emotions?

There is nothing that causes the Bear more anxiety than feeling as though people are upset with her. The reality is through that on at least 90% of the occasions…

How Can We Make Academic Tasks Less Stressful For Students With Autism And Pathological Demand Avoidance?

For many young people on the Spectrum the demands put on them during the school day cause huge amounts of anxiety. For some this comes at the expense of showing…

Have You Ever Felt As Though It’s Only You? – A Post By A Ten Year Old Girl With Autism

After the Bear wrote her Open Letter To Teachers Everywhere, she had lots of lovely messages from teachers, from parents and from other children and young people with autism. Those…