Autism Parenting

Our journey as a family with our autistic eldest daughter

Dear Polly
Autism Parenting

Dear Polly, Now You Are Ten

Dearest Polly, You’ve felt like this day would never arrive, but it’s here. You’re ten now – the big double digit birthday all your friends have been excitedly chattering about for too long. Unlike other birthdays, where you’ve simply been excited, ten has brought with it a mixed bag of emotions. Like you’re desperate to […]

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autism help
Autism Parenting

Autism Help: What Has Truly Worked For My 10yo Daughter Since Her Diagnosis in 2015 and What “Advice” I’ve Ignored

If you type “autism help” into Google, the first things that come up are adverts. Essentially trying to sell you solutions to your child’s autism. Then come the guides and articles that certainly look helpful. In a very generic, written-by-experts type of way. I’m not claiming to be an expert, by any stretch of the […]

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Autism Parenting

Are You Guilty of these Negative Parenting Traits?

A few years ago, before autism diagnoses and home education and understanding our family dynamic better, my husband and I started following the advice in a book called 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child. The title gives the game away and pretty much sums up what you can expect. Follow the ten day programme by […]

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Autism Awareness Day 2019
Autism Parenting

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: What I Know about My Daughter’s Autism

There are many lessons I’ve learnt since my eldest daughter Polly’s autism diagnosis in 2015. Some things have come fairly easily, others have felt like a perpetual battle. For world autism awareness day 2019, I thought I’d share some of these with you. Sending love to anyone struggling, I hope this piece helps. Almost all […]

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BAPS Awards
Autism Parenting

Shortlist for the #BAPSAwards (I’m a Finalist in the Wellbeing Category)

Over the last few years I’ve watched in awe as blogging friends and acquaintances got dolled up and painted the town red at the BAPS Awards. These awards are to acknowledge those who are blogging about SEND (special education needs and disabilities). BAPS stands for bloody awesome parents, which makes these awards very special indeed. […]

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