Thursday, 26 September 2019

Mumma Games: ApexLegends, the basics vs Fortnite

MummaGames - Champion Apex Legends

Mumma Games includes posts to help kids like mine get the best out of gaming and technology.  
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If you’re a gamer and not heard of Fortnite, then you’re not a gamer. Fortnite is one of the largest games played in the world. My son and I both play. It’s a battle Royale Game that is player versus player. 100 gamers are  dropped onto an island and the last one surviving wins.  Like Hunger Games gone mad. But you already know this right?

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Why autism-friendly events are important

Anthony walks near a complex

Going out with my kids is usually a little challenging, but we are getting better at it.  It's not so long ago that the idea of going out on my own with our three kids meant I'd stay inside instead.  After all the kids are fine in the house and it's only later they struggle after being in all day.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Helping my autistic kids to become organised

Anthony struggles to remember, imagine of him beside a statue of an elephant in a garden

My kids struggle with organisation.  It's a challenge for many kids and can especially difficult for those like our son, Anthony, with autism and ADHD or other special educational needs.  Whilst it's easy to get into the routine of doing everything for them, helping them build independence is equally important.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

For the first time in his life, he didn’t cry about going back to school

Anthony's last day at a mainstream primary school.

My son Anthony is now 11 years old.  He has been going to school for seven years.  After each holiday he cried several times a day, several days before his first day back at school.  Let's just say half of Christmas was miserable for him.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

SEND & SpectrumSunday 86

Summer is over.  Our eldest is starting a new school.  It's the first time he's OK with going to school after the summer holidays because of it. I hope it works for him - I really really do. 

Thanks for all those who joined me over the summer with up to three posts! Anything about autism, mental health, education and anything related to autism and special educational needs and disabilities parenting is as always welcome.  

Monday, 2 September 2019

Our summer wind-down routines in the run up to school

Boy filling in an activity sheet

The school summer holidays is always the longest break in routine for our kids. Whilst our kids with autism struggle with these changes, many kids find the transition into and out of school holidays challenging. We've found that there are things that can help.

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