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….

Living Arrows 3/52: The Obsession…

The Star Wars obsession is growing. J has always had obsessions. It started with doors as a toddler where he could have spend 15 minutes opening and closing the same door. Then it moved to a Disney Cars when he was 2 and everything had to be car related. He had to know who everyone…

Smear for Smear: My Cervical Story…

This is a story that my friends and family know but I’ve never blogged about. I guess the ‘downstairs department’ has always been an off limits section when it comes to general conversation. I may not share details of my ‘downstairs hairstyle’ or want to tell every Tom, Dick and Harry the state of the…

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…

The next step on J’s Journey: Starting Nursery…

Being a parent is so emotional…sometimes good emotions, sometimes ones that leave you drained. Today I had every emotion in one. J started Nursery all by himself.  When J was 2 he started at preschool. It was MY preschool. It was the family business which I run with my Mum. I was the Early Years…

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…

Our Christmas visit to the cathedral & making memories with Lego.

J hasn’t quite found his Christmas spirit yet. This is the first year he’s been old enough to really be aware of what it really is. He’s struggled with the changes such as decorations. It’s take most of December to be able to cope with two sets of lights and some decorations hung on the…