autism parenting

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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eldest child is autistic
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

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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Autism Parenting

The Trouble With Autism

We’ve had a crap week, they happen to everyone, and once you have kids you come to expect them every now and then. The trouble with autism is that your definition of a good week is what most other families would consider to be a crap one. When you’re an autism family, there is no capacity […]

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