Hayden and Autism – An Update 1

As it has been a while since I have posted much on here I thought it would be appropriate to give you a little update on how Hayden is getting on. I last gave an update on Hayden and autism in March where I looked at the different ways autism […]

Hayden and autism

1 step forward. 2 steps back 23

One of the wonderful but equally frustrating parts I find about Autism is how it is full of surprises. Good ones and bad ones. For example when you think you are on a roll with a calm, settled little boy with minimal meltdowns and progression in speech, everything just flips […]

Does my autistic son identify with minions? 28

Who doesn’t love a minion? Bright yellow, pill shaped, adorable little squishy characters. They make little sense, yet they have captured the hearts of adults and children across the world! My boys love them as much as the next child. But Hayden seems particularly taken with the minion movie. He will sit […]

does my autistic son identify with minions?

Reward chart

Are reward charts the way forward?

Discipline is a side of parenting I am really bloody crap at! I hate making my children cry, and I am incredibly inconsistent in my discipline approach. This of course causes us issues with behaviour. Hayden is slightly different in the fact he is actually very difficult to discipline and Ellis […]

School Gate etiquette 5

As parents we spend a lot of time at the school gate. We are there twice (if not more times) a day, 5 days a week, 30 odd weeks a year, for the best part of 15 years. There are certain behaviours we expect from our children whilst they attend […]

school gate etiquette