The Challenges of Challenging Behaviour…how to help your child.

Eurgh, J’s behaviour has been challenging over the last week. I put it down to a combination of things: -Change in routine as J now goes to Nursery (he’s not been around groups of children like this for a little while). -Turning 3 and officially being a ‘threenager’ -Being more communicative now so ‘asserts’ himself….

5 Ways My Autistic Child Might Fool You…

Children are great at fooling adults. I’ve seen many parents who smirk when someone compliments their child by saying how well behaved they are when little did they know that 5 minutes earlier they were screaming the shop down as they couldn’t have the £200 toy. Or at preschool when a child wouldn’t be able…

Living Arrows: 2/52: My boy is growing up…

The past week has so many photos that it’s hard to choose just one so there’s a couple. Over the last week J has started Nursery, made the leap to actually touching a new texture (this has taken over a year!) and decided he doesn’t want bedtime nappies anymore. It feels like he is just…

Living Arrows Week 1/52: The Wobbelboard and Autism

HI, welcome to 2018. I have already written 2017 and had to edit posts many times but its only the 3rd day so I’ll let myself off. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years. It was really full on for us as we spent time with my side of the family and…

What I learnt from our first Christmas with Autism… 

I hope everyone has survived the holidays with some sense of sanity in tact. This year J was 3 so it’s the first Christmas he’s really started to understand. It is also the first Christmas since J getting his Autism diagnosis. Last year J was only interested in playing on his own with a train…

‘Mister Tumblllllllle…’: Why it really is Something Special.

We were watching Cbeebies the other day when Something Special came on the Tv. Lots of TV shows have come and gone as J’s favourites over the last 3 years (ish-he hasn’t been watching Tv since birth obviously). Paw Patrol has now died down, PJ Masks don’t bother him anymore and Thomas the Tank Engine…

What I’ve learnt about parenting…J’s 3rd birthday. 

Today is J’s 3rd birthday. J popped into the world (not particular willingly) at 6.25pm. It was the most uncomfortable and painful 30-something houses of my life but worth every second of it.  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about everything I’ve learnt and the things that have changed over the last 3 years. So…

Elvis the Elf: Day 1-the introduction 

Happy 1st December everyone,  Today is National Elf on a Shelf Day…well maybe not officially a national day but if you’ve been on social media it is pretty much everywhere. I love Elf on a Shelf but probably not in the way a lot of others do it. For us it’s not a bargaining chip…

Encouraging Independence in Toddlers and Preschoolers…

Sometimes being an early years professional rubs off on how I parent J. Other times the ‘teacher’ in me shakes her head at the things I do and say! However something I’ve continued from my work is believing that independence is something that should be encouraged in toddlers/preschoolers. These need to be appropriate for young…