Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Growing plants, a spring learning activity

Jane with compost

It's finally looking like spring! Understanding the world around us is one of the fundamental areas of learning for all kids.  Many autistic kids like ours need concrete or physical activities to engage them and help them learn. So if we are want to learn about growing, then the best thing to do is actually grow something.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

An inspiring character for our autistic son

Child sitting bare foot on books

This #worldbookday, Anthony's school were focusing on 'inspiring characters'. Marvellous, I not only have to think of something my autistic son will dress up as but it now had to be a character that's also inspiring?

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Parents need some time to themselves

Woman working

Raising children is one of the best and one of the most time-consuming jobs ever. Taking care of the kids as they grow up is mentally exhausting. They constantly need help and support and it's our job to minimise distress whilst at the same time helping with learn to cope with it. But to cope with this, I've got to do something else too, other than worry about what's currently not working for my kids.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

SEND and SpectrumSunday 81


What is going on with the weather? It's up and down and all over the place.  A bit like me and our lives at the moment! However you are doing, I'd love you to come share your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky - the place you can share and find blog posts about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Remembering our anniversary

Parents cuddling on steps

It was our wedding anniversary at the weekend. We went away for half term with the kids and so with that and everything else going on, we didn't even manage to get each other cards.  I shouldn’t be surprised – I didn’t get one last year and neither did he.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Let’s talk about sex, baby... with our autistic son


Anthony has started taking Sex Ed at school. Well that’s not actually true.. he’s refusing to take Sex Ed at school.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Fun craft to help kids with dressing


The weather is getting a little warmer.  There's slightly less frost in the mornings and some days it's getting into the teens! So, it's time to think about what we are putting on.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

TimeToTalk to parents of kids with SEND about their mental health


What's it like to bring up a child with additional needs? It can be wonderful, amazing and full of things I never thought possible. But it can also be very tiring and stressful, and for many it can have a serious impact on their mental health. And as it's mental health awareness week, it seems a good time to share.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

SEND and SpectrumSunday 80


It's still cold and I'm piling on the layers! However you are doing, I'd love you to come share your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky - the place you can share and find blog posts about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting. 

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