J’s progress: exciting updates…

Hi, I realise I haven’t spoke much about how J is getting on lately. Mainy because we’ve reached a stage now where we are ‘ticking along’ and feel kind of normal.  Paediatrician We haven’t seen our paediatrician since the assessment meeting. Our next review is December to decide whether more interventions are neeed or to…

Surviving the cinema with a toddler…Cars 3

J is obsessed with cars. Well actually all types of vehicles. If it has wheels then he is happy. He has always loved the Car movies and either the first or second film is often on in the background. So when the adverts for Cars 3 came on the tv, J would get upset that…

A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Dealing with Sensory overload…at a party.

J has difficulties with auditory based sensory stimulus as well as balance and textures. Today J (and I) had his tolerance levels well and truelly tested. Today was J’s first party (non family based). It was his friend from preschools birthday. It’s a lovely family that I’ve known for many years through work, and then…

J’s first dentist visit…

Today was a day I have been dreading for a while. J’s first dentist visit! A) I REALLY don’t like going to the dentists B) I didn’t know how J would take to it all. So, I started to talking to J about his teeth and how we would be seeing a dentist who will…

Thank goodness for First Aid training…

Thank goodness for my St John Ambulance training…this evening J was finding the outside world challenging. We had gone out to eat and J was struggling. There were vehicles in the play area, which is a bigger trigger for him and when someone moved one from out of his line it set of a chain…

The never ending story…

Firstly, apologies that I’ve not been as active as usual. In all honesty I have found it tricky to put things into words, even in my own head. I’ve always wanted to share my true feelings to help parents going through similar circumstances and just to raise awareness. But how can you write how you…

In The Night Garden Live…an amazing day! 

On Sunday we went to Blackheath in London to watch In the Night Garden Live! J has the app on my phone and watches the advert for the show EVERYDAY so when I found out the date that tickets went on sale for 2017 I was straight on the booking page the second it opened…

A ‘J’s Journey’ update…

Hi everyone This blog started as a document of all the meetings, therapies and activities to help J with his language difficulties. However, it’s now branched out to be about parenting overall whilst also (hopefully) showing how we deal with day to day life with J. I thought that today would be a good day…

Giving concentration skills a boost…

J, like many toddlers, has the attention span of a flea. I may infact be insulting fleas here as its probably not even be that long! Funnily enough if J has vehicles or buttons…or a cupboard door then he can focus and be perfectly entertained for forever (recorded him playing with the toilet doors at…

Calming down and being hands on with nature in the garden…

I have always been an outdoorsy person. I love walking in the woods or watching the sea. J follows me in this. He is always happiest when outdoors. We have a reasonable size garden. Big enough for a slide and swing, patch of grass and a patio area for a table, playhouse and sandpit. But…