sibling bullying

When Sibling Bullying is Destroying Your Family 

This is very much the article I’ve been putting off writing. I’m sure there will be a backlash. An air of ‘you shouldn’t have said that…’ I’m tired though, I’m exasperated, and I need these words out of my head. For my own catharsis if nothing else. Every single day, sibling bullying tears our family to shreds. My eldest daughter Polly picks on her younger brother and sister, relentlessly.   People ask me if I think our lives would be easier without autism in it, and my honest answer is: YES I DO! I know I shouldn’t be saying things like …

An Open Letter to the Parents of Neuro Typical Children

Dear Parents, I see you, biting your tongue and trying not to roll your eyes at me. I know you think I’m precious and over the top the way I plan my family’s life to the last second. You don’t think I do myself any favours by saying no to seemingly ‘kind offers of help’. To be completely honest, before our diagnosis, I myself thought I was being OTT most of the time, so how can I possibly expect others to not view me this way? Also I’m probably rather paranoid when it comes to these matters – not sleeping …