Neurotypical sibling superheroes – The Return

Neurotypical sibling superheroes – The Return

I recently wrote about the 5 reasons why my son Oliver is the unsung hero of our story as the sibling of Harry who has a rare cranio facial condition and autism. I proudly recognised his patience and acceptance, empathy and maturity, forgiveness and understanding,...
7 things I never thought I’d say as a mum

7 things I never thought I’d say as a mum

Before you became a parent, how did you visualise your role? Did you see yourself as the fun mum/dad or did you see yourself as firm but fair? And at what point did you hear yourself turning into your own parents by echoing the words they’d muttered to you in the past...
Wonder the Movie – Our Review *contains spoilers*

Wonder the Movie – Our Review *contains spoilers*

If you follow my blog you will know that I have raved for ages about the book called Wonder which tells the story of August Pullman who has a cranio-facial condition called Treacher collins syndrome. I explained why reading the book touched me more than it might...
3 reasons not to send my son to special school

3 reasons not to send my son to special school

Choosing the right school for any child can be overwhelming and stressful. Add in the extra considerations of disability, in any form, and the process becomes even harder. Harry has Goldenhar syndrome which is a rare cranio-facial condition but that alone wasn’t the...
Does parenting advice differ for SEN children?

Does parenting advice differ for SEN children?

Recently, I wrote a blog about the best parenting advice that friends had been given before or as soon as they became parents for the first time. There weren’t any big surprises in there (although there was a plug for Tena ladies I didn’t see coming!) but as soon as I...
Should we be looking for an Autism cure?

Should we be looking for an Autism cure?

Last night I watched a programme on the BBC called ‘Asperger’s and Me’ by Chris Packham. Chris has had a tv career spanning three decades where he has always made use of his ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ of the natural world.  I had no idea that he had a diagnosis of...
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