So after the burnout of the education and lack of support crisis, which lead to home education and lack respite, the fight for an appropriate school provision (which had only just been won for Caitlin, but Logan's journey was still outstanding), and a safeguarding enquiry... We roll straight into a global pandemic! Wow! What can … Continue reading The Gap: Part 3 – PANDEMIC – no one panic!
Enjoying some self care
No one will quite understand this unless the are a SEND or LAC/post-LAC parent... but I've been a bit pong-y today. I'm now fresh out of an uninterrupted 10 minute shower, where I not only got to shave what could only be described as "manly" pits, but I also washed my hair, quite literally 3 … Continue reading Enjoying some self care
I know that it's super late to be talking about what we got up to over advent, but as I have said in some previous posts, we haven't had the best of Winters... not that Winter is easy for anyone, but anxiety is especially high in our house from approximately October through to mid January … Continue reading Advent 2018
Up and about
Well, despite low levels of energy, Nanny and Grandad have been up with Max (my brother, whose been mentioned before - he's 10 months older than Logan). They have stayed for the week, which has both helped and hindered the recovery (mental health is up some, but physical exhaustion is down low, the heat is … Continue reading Up and about
Raw, unfiltered, unedited: Sleep deprivation and manipulation.
Another night of no sleep with a child refusing to, in order to manipulate and control. A fear response. They aren't in control, they are not safe, an adult cannot provide safety. So manipulate adults in to getting what you want (note, the want and not need there). What they need is sleep... not this … Continue reading Raw, unfiltered, unedited: Sleep deprivation and manipulation.
It’s not a competition!!!
I really struggle with how competetive people seem to think life is. The whole idea of pitting kids against each ther in school. development and achievements. The competivity between parents/carers of "oh, well 'x' was doing that by the age of 'y'...". These aren't anything to do with ensuring your child gets credit for what … Continue reading It’s not a competition!!!