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Category Archives: Parenting
You’ve probably heard about the government proposal to extend school hours to 45 hours of education per week. Apparently it is designed to allow ALL parents to work full time without resorting to additional childcare. You can read more about it here. My view is … Continue reading
In the early days of my son’s diagnosis I felt a compulsion to read as much as possible about autism. It helped and I learnt a lot but after a while I grew tired of reading the academic explanations of autism … Continue reading
For those of you who don’t know, my son has regressed again and has not been able to get back into school this term. I’m not surprised by this step back; I always knew we were treading a fine line … Continue reading
Mumsnet are running a campaign called #thisismychild which aims to bust damaging misconceptions of children with additional needs and to promote support and understanding for families. All too often children and young people with disabilities are stared at, ridiculed and … Continue reading
I know the childcare scheme has been discussed a lot recently but I am so fed up with the misrepresentation of stay at home parents that I thought I’d document my views here. As you probably know it is proposed that families with working … Continue reading
It has recently been reported that the women’s minister and culture secretary, Maria Miller, wants to offer guides to help parents boost their daughters’ ambitions. This is in response to the Women’s Business Council who believe it is important to raise … Continue reading
As it is PDA Awareness Day I thought I’d write a bit about Pathological Demand Avoidance and why reading up about it has helped me to help my son. Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA for short is a lifelong disability that … Continue reading
I’m not sure if there is such a thing as recovery from school refusal but for us we’ve got to a point where my son is now spending nearly 4 whole days in school. It’s a remarkable achievement because this time last year my … Continue reading
I read an autism article the other day. It was in one of our national newspapers and attracted a lot of heated discussion. One thread that caught my attention was a series of exchanges between people about the impact of learning … Continue reading