I wrote a guest post for my lovely blogger friend Jenni from Chilling with Lucas. Inspired by an overheard conversation (I’m such an earwigger, aren’t I?!) where a mother told her young son that if he put his coat on, she would buy him the lollypop he’d been asking for. Why not just teach […]

    I’m not sure if I’ve become more sensitive in my old age but I’ve definitely become more in tune to things we say to children through observing the way people treat their little ones when I’m out and about. I don’t always mean negatively, sometimes I see a parent fully engrossed in what their young […]

    It’s funny how your views change as you (and your children) get older; individual wants and needs differ with progress and time so you inevitably find yourself contemplating scenarios you once never thought optional.   Today has been an horrendous day for Jude. He was awful this morning, throwing a wobbly about fifteen minutes before his bus […]

  I intended to write an article on the governments disability policies; listing them, analysing them and then saying YAYY it’s all going to be ok! But…and I’d love someone to show me the link I’ve clearly missed as I can’t find a simple list of policies. An actual list that normal people can digest. There are […]

So despite the fact last week almost killed me with stress and fatigue, a couple of good things happened.   Firstly, I was kept up to date with meetings and progress by my new contact within the SEN team and was given a start date at Jude’s new school. It isn’t until Easter which is perfectly fine, […]

Dear HCC,   Please excuse the ubiquitous letter however so many people and so many departments have factored into our time in Hertfordshire that I can’t particularly address it to one individual. That would be unfair and unrealistic.   I have had quite an emotional week with one thing or another but what has pretty much […]

So my apparently convoluted quest to find out what date Jude is transferring to his new school continues… To date, I have been consistently telephoning the council every week for around a month now and have not been given a start date for Jude’s new school. I appreciate that the school are ultimately the deciders of […]