Parentals

Stress is something no-one truly understands quite like the parent(s) of a disabled child. You can be in a totally normal situation – everyone is happy and having dinner, or you’re wandering around the shops …

Sensory Play

As I have mentioned before, I’m a Montessori trained teacher so have a slight obsession with sensory play for young children. Same goes for children with disabilities; Jude for example has heightened sensitivity and still …

Interview with Jude’s sister

Over the years, Elsa and I have talked about her brother’s disabilities and what it means for him, her and us however, I have never thought that she really saw it as a big deal as …

School support

It has crossed my mind this week how polarised the level of support and wealth is between Jude’s school and most other state schools in the area. I imagine, but obviously can’t certify, that the problem …

To dog or not to dog

I have been debating the pros and cons of adopting a dog into our family and decided to do a bit of reading on the benefits of pets for disabled children. I know Jude particularly …

Hot, pot.

Jude’s quarter Scottish roots are obviously pretty strong as he sounds more and more Scottish as we go on…either he listens to my mum more than me (likely) or he’s watching Balamory too much. Whenever he says …

Weirdies

So I was thinking about Jude’s funny traits today and thought I’d write them down as no doubt in a few months he’ll have a load of new ones… When he gets out the car, …

Photo

Love this picture of the three children…Jude didn’t want a chair, he was crouching, as usual, like a little owl.  

Attention

Jude is a massive attention seeker. I have been trying to work out when it started and I think it was probably around the time he realised his sister (Elsa) was here to stay. As …