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
Today we had to walk into town to go back to the opticians and pick up my contact lenses and Logan's new glasses. On the way back we took a walk along the river. The children wanted to stop and take a look at the patterns that were being created on the water. They stood … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 14
It's hard for Caitlin to understand pain. Well, her and Logan both in all honesty, but her more so. When she first came to live with us I remember her being jabbed with 2 needles and not even knowing if it had happened. She genuinely asked me if they had done it yet. Or when … Continue reading Aching muscles, processing pain.
It's hard to think that a child as young as 4 or 5 could be so ashamed of themselves (their actions, or even their identity) that they'd physcially harm themselves. But, it really does happen. And it really is hard to witness. I don't want to sit here and tell people how to deal with … Continue reading Parenting a self harming child
ARGH... we thought we had it, we really did... But despite being involved in the planning and prep, despite having it said to him over and over... because the Birthday Treasure Hunt was held on Caitlin's birthday weekend, Logan has gotten it into his head that it was her party and he's not allowed one. … Continue reading Confusion: Logan and birthdays
Caitlin was at craft club at our Gym. She fell over, and bumped her head. They checked her over and saw she was ok, physcially, but they aren't aware of the mental implications. Caitlin withdraws in times of anxious-ness, so instead of crying and showing she's hurt or worried, instead of saying she needed to … Continue reading Triggers: small and misread