Out hardest part of the year is always the last couple of months as birthdays (which trigger the children), Halloween (which scares Caitlin as she still has that young belief that things are real - and the props and decoration could burst into life and get her), fireworks (sensory nightmare) and Advent/Christmas (mega trauma trigger) … Continue reading The Gap… Part 2: Winter ’19-Spring 20
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
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.
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