Once upon time, a tiny we girl with wavy blonde hair, who could chat for the world, said no to the grown ups and no to her Mum. She said no to the teacher and no to the ones who tried to tell her what she had to do, what she would like and try… Continue reading A Poem.
It’s the biggest of emotions when it comes to parenting, but none more so than when you are parenting a child with an invisible, yet specific state of mind. We all doubt ourselves at some point, it might be several times a day, or it could be just a continuous background feeling of non confidence… Continue reading Self Doubt.
So, I have been deep in thought these past few months. Particularly because my girl is very poorly with her OCD at the moment and this always throws up so many emotions for me around feeling out of control. As a loving Mum, my natural instinct is to help her over come her daily pain,… Continue reading A story about self improvement.
This is actually a post I started a while back and never published, just going through some of my drafts and thought I’d polish off and get it out there. Early on in my learning about PDA and what to do or not to do, I learnt quickly to reduce demands, be flexible, allow choice,… Continue reading When a Demand that comes from the person with PDA can’t be met.
What did you learn at school today? Have you finished your project? Did you meet the goals you were set and how are you going to get the grades you need? Homework? My Boy. He is 9, soon to be 10. He is my love, my light, he is my angel. He is the one… Continue reading Follow That Bee! How to find your child’s passion.
Several years ago, long before I had entered the phase in my life that is parenting a child with mental difficulties, I was given a book. It was a self help book, by Dr Wayne Dyer, who has now passed. If you are not familiar with his work, I highly recommend reading some of… Continue reading You make me feel…. How PDA has taught me how to feel OK, in the hardest of circumstances.
I’m re blogging a post from a fellow PDA Mum and friend of our PDA community. I think this post clearly highlights the observed differences between Asperger’s Syndrome and PDA. It is thoughtfully written and drawn from personal experience from the writers family members who hold these two close but different diagnosis. Due to the… Continue reading Re Blog: The differences between Asperger’s and PDA by The Learning Curve.