https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/blog/2019/03/pda-day-2019 This years theme for PDA day is ‘Improving Outcomes’. I was inspired by this title, so here is my contribution. When I first learnt that my daughter and possibly other family members fit the description of Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome, the first thing to strike me was, what an awful long name for… Continue reading Improving Outcomes. A post for PDA awareness day. May 15th 2019.
There is a saying that goes “My kid really pushes my buttons” or “They really push my buttons” It means that we feel as though the other person has set off something in us and is responsible for making us feel a range of intense emotions such as feeling angry. This can start a chain… Continue reading Does your child push your buttons? Then lesson your buttons. A post about anxiety attacks and what we can do to better understand PDA.
This afternoon I checked in with myself because I was feeling rather accomplished. I realized that it was a rather foreign feeling for me of late and I asked myself some questions to dig a bit deeper than the happy feeling of getting a few things done. It soon became apparent that the feelings I… Continue reading The feeling of living in perpetual no.
There is quite a bit of responsibility that comes with writing a blog. There are no rules as far as I am aware, so a blog writer can write whatever they like. When I give advice, it is not an instruction, it is my opinion and suggestion based on the information I have and the… Continue reading A bit about me.
This post is for one of our community who is considering the removal of all demands for her PDA loved one. Hopefully it will be helpful for anyone who is considering a radical change or wants to learn more about how removing demands is beneficial, if not crucial for struggling children with PDA. Many parents… Continue reading ‘Demand Detox’. Removing all demands for children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.
10 years ago, I had a very strange experience that I can only describe as a kind of enlightenment. Until now, I’ve never put it into words and since that time, I have been searching for a way back to the place I had a small glimpse at. I haven’t really told many people about… Continue reading There is a brighter place.
A few days ago, a lovely member of our community raised the question of using spontaneity as a strategy for PDA. When we talk about strategies, we mean all of the side steps and tools that help us as PDA parents, or that help the individual with a PDA brain. The strategies, help overcome the… Continue reading Let’s dive into spontaneity.