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Autism Parenting

No Matter How Dark Our Days Get We Must Never Lose Hope 

“I hate you, and wish you weren’t part of our family.” Screamed 3yo Freddy, in another one of his rages. It was fuelled by me insisting that he went to the toilet when he got up this morning. I know, what a terrible mama right? Anyone who has lived with a threenager will know how […]

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Autism Parenting

How to Help a Child with High Functioning Autism 

Regular readers will know that my eldest daughter Polly was diagnosed with high functioning autism in June 2015. You can read more about our diagnosis here if you like. To say that we’ve been on a steep learning curve ever since would be the understatement of the century. As it’s world autism awareness day, I […]

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"We're All on the Spectrum" and Other Dumbass Things People Say 
Autism Parenting

“We’re All on the Spectrum” and Other Dumbass Things People Say 

It’s a fact that people say dumbass things when they’re flustered and aren’t sure what else to say, but sometimes it’s best to say nothing. As much as you might want to contribute to the conversation, staying schtum is the way forward. Unfortunately not everyone adheres to this simple life rule. We are not, I […]

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A Letter to My Family at this Super Difficult Time
Autism Parenting

A Letter to My Family at this Super Difficult Time

Dear Andy, Polly, Clara & Freddy, My family, it should go without saying that I love you all to the moon and back, but there’s no denying that we’re experiencing a really difficult phase.  I’ve ummed and ahhed over whether or not to press publish, and have decided that this needs to be said. Out […]

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Mental Health

An Open Letter to Theresa May: Our Children’s Mental Health is Suffering for the Sake of Your School Statistics #CMHW17

Dear Prime Minister, I hope this note finds you well. I’m writing to you today as a mother of three. As it’s children’s mental health week, it feels like an appropriate time to do so. Allow me to introduce myself   I’m Reneé Davis. I’m the survivor of a dysfunctional childhood and was failed by the education system in the […]

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