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Autism Parenting

When Your Eldest Child is Autistic

When your eldest child is autistic things don’t follow the standard format. You can’t rely on them to lead the way for your other kids, and some days, it hurts like hell. Oh I know what you’re thinking. That I should lower my expectations, and not put too many demands onto any of their shoulders […]

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Autism Parenting

Random Musings of an Autism Parent

Stress, so much stress. Every day, in the face of it, you try your best. But what if it’s not enough? You fret, you worry, you toss and turn at night. The cortisol pumps in your head, making it feel like it’s going to explode. You try not to yell, you don’t want to yell, but […]

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Autism Parenting

We Need to Stop Fighting Over Who Has it the Hardest 

Earlier this week I posted an article about how hard it is not being able to take my autistic daughter’s sadness away (you can read it here if you like). Don’t get me wrong, there are many other things that are hard. As my children grow older though, I’m learning that the very hardest thing […]

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Autism Parenting

The Hardest Thing About Being an Autism Mama

The Hardest Thing About Being an Autism Mama Another day started too early, with grumping and hurrumping and fighting before even getting to the breakfast table. Tears of frustration being cried at not even 8am. A sad Clara went off to school, asking me once again “why does Polly hate me so much?” Of course Polly doesn’t […]

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