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‘Performance Parenting’ – Guilty As Charged.

I came across this rather curious phrase – ‘Performance Parenting‘  – whilst browsing through the Mumsnet threads. Now I do love a bit of Mumsnet, but this reference really got my goat. ‘Performance Parenting’ describes a parent who purposefully and flamboyantly ‘educates’ their child in any given situation, for the benefit of other parents.  Giving …

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Autistic isn’t who they are………

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front of late.  I’ve had a few weeks where things haven’t gone great in terms of getting the right provision for both my lovely boys. As you may know, both happen to be Autistic. It’s all been a bit of a poop fight. It’s exhausting and I’m damn …

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Christmas Play Day!!!!

As parents, we all love them don’t we?  The school Christmas Play.  Seeing our precious children up on stage, sporting make-shift shepherd wear out of tea towels and dressing gowns. Lovely stuff. Today was Monty’s Christmas play.  I don’t think I’m alone in saying, he told me nothing about it. Zero.  All I knew was …

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The Dreaded #FOMO……..

Thanks to Merlin’s Magic Wand we got tickets for Legoland and planned to go in half term (yes, yes, I know, not sure what I was thinking here…………) So, on Friday morning we set off……full of enthusiasm and smugness that we had left late enough to miss all the horrific traffic on the M25.  Here …

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‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly? Not For Some……

The Christmas season is upon us!  Everywhere you turn there are lights, decorations on the shelves, Cliff Richard crooning ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ in every shop you go to – and its only November. Whilst for many children and adults, Christmas is a hugely exciting and magical time.  The thought of decorating the tree and eagerly …

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The Toys Theo Uses in Speech Therapy

Theo is currently having Speech Therapy once a week for half an hour.  He is 2.5 years old and is non-verbal, but also struggles in other area of communication, such as pointing to what he wants and eye contact.  He also struggles with interaction with others during play which therapy can help with. Speech and …

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Sharing toys with your Autistic Child

Just a quick post tonight, but I thought this video was too good not to share! I am currently writing a blog post about Theo’s speech therapy, but in the meantime, I found this cracking video about playing with your Autistic child. I find it very hard to get Theo to play with me, he’d …

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Picking a school without an EHCP – A Leap of Faith

The time has come for us to pick Monty a new school! *silently weeps and wonders where the time has gone* He’s currently in Year 2 and will transfer Junior School next September. It’s flown by since this little fellow started in Reception – all wide eyed and nervous about going to school for the …

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Autism and Obsessive Behaviors

Many autistic people have intense and highly-focused interests, often from a fairly young age. For many younger children it’s Thomas the Tank Engine, dinosaurs or cartoon characters. Monty loves to collect the engines, look at them and put them in a line.  He has so many of the blooming things that when he lines them up, …

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Radio Norwich Kids Charity Trust

We all know how difficult it is to access services these day (thanks Teresa May…………*cross face*), and how exhausting it is to fight constantly for help for your children.  It’s a lonely and hellish place to be. So, I thought I’d offer a ray of sunshine! The Charity Earlier this year I got told about …