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.
Our story within the mental health services here in New Zealand continues and this week I had a meeting to discuss where we are at. As I want to keep my daughters privacy and respect, I will not go into details, but I did feel I needed to offload something after such a huge amount… Continue reading My tips for speaking with psychiatrists. Left and right brain thinking.
I feel really strongly about Motherhood and where we are at in today’s society with regard to Women’s roles and voices. For some time I have been wanting to write about this topic and share my views. When I run through my thoughts and what I want to say, I am stopped by another voice… Continue reading Motherhood. The underestimated power of women.
I want to explore a bit more the concepts of freedom and control. In Harry Thompson’s latest YouTube talk, he brings our attention to the commonly talked about ‘need for control’ that is described as a behavior within PDA. In PDA land, where we discuss the complex behaviors of PDA, we talk about the demand… Continue reading Control verses freedom. What Harry said.
I find it so very hard to write about our awful experiences with the people we turn to when we need help for mental health. The words stick in my throat and make me feel angry. I tend to turn away from the grim reality of it all and do my best to try and… Continue reading While you cash your pay cheque, others are checking out. Mental health systems are failing, daily.