Miracle Cures

I didn’t know what to write about today but then I saw an email sent to me some time ago about curing autism, offering me the chance to go to a conference on how to …

Emotions

Jealousy Horrible word and a horrible trait to possess but I imagine it is a fairly common emotion amongst parents of disabled children at some point or another. Do you agree? I’d love to hear your …

Skittle inspired future worries

Jude is 10, he isn’t a big 10 but boys of that age are strong and with his disability I don’t think he knows his own strength. When Jude has a tantrum, I can just about …

Anxiety And My Big Feet

How I feel this week can be epitomised by todays plethora of stupidity. FIRST, I reburnt the finger I burnt at the weekend and which Stups the cat scratched the hell out of a few days prior. I …

Sibs

Nothing massively interesting to talk about today but I’m feeling quite productive because today I contacted the Sibs charity to find support for Elsa, emailed Jude’s school offering my help in anyway that may be …

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 …