If we consider that fear is derived from lack of control, we can surmise that control is derived from the need to rid oneself of fear. I write my posts when I feel inspired. I am inspired by the mothers whose stories I read in the PDA world that we PDA parents have created, to… Continue reading Control.
I’m with my daughter every day. We have a close, trusting and loving relationship. But, when she showed me this picture I wept inside, for she hides her difficulties so well. This image says everything that she cannot. I hope this image can be a voice for many children who struggle to tell us… Continue reading Inside.
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Seven years ago this September 4th, we were woken at 4 am to a 7.1 earthquake. It was the most terrifying thing I had ever experienced. In the years to follow we had many more. Some of you may have heard of the Feb 22nd 2011 earthquake. It… Continue reading Finding Your Power.
We received our diagnosis 2 years ago. If you have read some of my early posts you will know that it came as a complete shock to us and sent us into a spiral of change immediately following that landmark of a day. Whether receiving the diagnosis sent us into shock, followed by severe… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect.
I felt it was really important to share this post from Jane Sherwin’s blog pda guidance. Jane is my hero. The following information is for anyone who is new to pda. https://pdaguidance.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/does-my-child-have-typical-presentation-of-asd-or-the-pda-profile-of-asd/
Just a little note to say thank you again to all those who take the time to read my words. Yesterday I had 525 views which makes me so happy! I am not a numbers person, gathering likes and followers is not my motivation. However, slowly but surely my followers list grows and this… Continue reading Following..
As soon as you know, scrap that. As soon as you suspect that you have a child on the spectrum, you have to change. Forget thinking I have child with special needs, or I have a child who has something wrong, forget rushing to your school, services, doctors, psychiatrists. Stop. The first thing you… Continue reading As Soon As You Know