As the year 2017 is coming to a close, I want to dedicate this post to all the people that have made a difference in my life this past year. The people who, realistically, I will probably never make physical contact with, but who buffer me with a sense of belonging and who… Continue reading PDA family, thank you.
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Let’s say that again. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. That’s the message of Christmas. That is the solid belief statement that we tell ourselves. It’s what we have in our heads and what we are expected to… Continue reading Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome and Christmas.
I like to believe that life is one big learning environment with no boundaries. I think that this is the concept we should adopt if we are to imagine the perfect learning environment for PDA school aged people. We come into this life and we learn every minute of every day. We are always experiencing… Continue reading Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, Education and The Perfect learning Environment.
Due to the pleasing success of the last 3 snap shots, I sit down today to continue painting our picture with my words. I say our picture because this really is about a united group of people, bonded through the similar differences we share and connected through wanting our voices to be heard. Imagine walking… Continue reading Snap Shot of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, the thin line.
The collection of what we call traits that collectively make up what Dr Elizabeth Newson named as Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, are a set of features that distinguish a person with PDA. As parents, the very name Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome as a description of a way to explain our child, has us on our back-foot… Continue reading Snap Shot of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (snap 3)
Imagine having a strong and painful adverse reaction to being asked to do something by someone else or yourself, no matter how simple it is. A reaction and flood of emotions that you cannot help. Times that painful reaction and flood of emotions by thousands of times a day. Your body is going into flight… Continue reading Snap Shot of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (snap 2)
I decided to write a piece purely about PDA today. Many or most of my posts come from a self help and spiritual stance, but today I thought I would try to paint a picture of what it’s like to live as PDA. This is for all the Mums out there who have not got… Continue reading Snap shot of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.