I have been reflecting on what I have learnt over the past few years from my little boy. Undoubtedly our experience has changed me as a person and has taught me to be more open minded and accepting of society. Hopefully it has also made me a better parent but most importantly, to be the… Read More What have I learnt as a PDA parent?
Today my boy wanted to go to the park. He had been looking forward to it as it’s not one we go to very often. He absolutely loves the pirate ship that this particular play area has! He was very excited as we set off and counted down the minutes until we arrived. We parked… Read More A trip to the park
School refusal. It sounds simple. But it is so very complex. There can be many reasons behind school refusal. For my little boy the cause of this is demand avoidance. The necessity to get out of bed, to have breakfast, to get dressed and to leave the house by a particular time can all be… Read More School refusal
So having written such a positive post at the end of last year, 2018 has not begun in the way that we had hoped 🙁 The lunchtime arrangements at my little boy’s school have changed this term. A change which he is currently not able to cope with. Last term, as he was not ready… Read More A disappointing start…
I am very aware that I have not written a post for some time. I’ve been sat here wondering why. It’s not that I have nothing to write about, our life is pretty chaotic and each day brings new challenges. Plenty of which I could write about. I suppose sometimes it is difficult to share… Read More
For a long while now my boy has not liked being praised. This has become increasingly apparent as he has got older. He gets very cross when you say “well done” or “you’ve done really well”. This is more of an issue on some days than others. Occasionally you can get away with praising him,… Read More My boy’s reaction to praise.
The past few weeks have brought a big change for my little boy as he started his new school. It is a specialist school with very small classes and offers the emotional and social support that he needs in order to cope with the challenges that ASD presents for him in an educational environment. There… Read More September update
The past few weeks have flown by and suddenly we find ourselves only a few days away from my boy starting his new school! He seems to be accepting it fairly well considering it’s been 9 months since he last went to school. We have got the shoes, tried on the uniform, talked about the… Read More Only 5 days to go!!
As most children are preparing to break up for the long awaited summer holidays we are just beginning the countdown for starting a new school in September. My little boy has been out of school for nearly 9 months now, so getting him used to a school routine is going to be an uphill struggle. … Read More The countdown begins…
It’s been a week of ups and downs starting with Father’s Day last weekend. Yet again a special occasion evoked mixed behaviours from my little boy. The morning panned out pretty well, the present giving went as planned and all was calm. The afternoon however was a different story. When family came round to visit… Read More Our week