When your child has disabilities, you start to notice as they get older that some products that you’d like to buy just aren’t easy to get hold of – or available at all. And if they are, you can guarantee that there is no doubt a disability price tag attached to it! You know that… Continue reading Products SEND Parents REALLY Want!
Courtesy of social media and that mum guilt that is instilled in us all from the very second our children are born (gotta love it); I don’t doubt that there are many mums out there who don’t feel the pressure to be the perfect parent. The moment your child enters this world, overwhelmed, you realise… Continue reading I Am Not Super Mum
The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink” she proclaims. “Sore” she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back of… Continue reading The Guessing Game
As Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those around us – wearing nappies, sometimes dribbling, noises instead of words, his cognitive ability and movements. And of course there is his wheelchair. Last year Brody outgrew his buggy and we found ourselves at wheelchair services being measured for our first wheelchair.… Continue reading Reactions To My Son’s Wheelchair
I never knew about sensory issues before having Brody. I wouldn’t have believed that a child could get so upset at the sight, touch, smell or sound of something — if that something wasn’t typically upsetting. Brody’s sensory issues were visible before we even knew what they were. When he was weaning as a baby,… Continue reading The Unpredictability of Sensory Processing Disorder
It’s an awful thing to admit, but if I’m honest sometimes I feel like I’m a stuck at home mum – not a stay at home one. Because when it comes to doing anything with my two children outside of our house on my own, I really struggle. Mainly because it’s impossible to make sure… Continue reading Stuck At Home Mum
Brody’s lack of danger awareness is quite frankly terrifying. It keeps us on our toes constantly. It makes us anxious when we’re out and about. It means we spend a lot of time being unable to relax. And it is a constant battle trying to get people to understand. We are helicopter parents (of the… Continue reading Helicopter Parenting When Your Child Has No Danger Awareness