It's funny isn't it, we have three kids. All boys. All three have the same parents (Jeff and I). We have raised them the same way with the same rules, yet they all couldn't be more opposite. Kallan is my easy going happy child, he always follows the rules. He never ever lies. He's happy… Continue reading DIFFERENCES.
I just realised I never shared the piece I wrote that got me blogging. A controversial Australian politician by the name of Pauline Hanson made a call during parliament that children with autism should be excluded from mainstream schooling. Kept in a classroom seperate from other children as they are taking up too much teacher… Continue reading My first piece.
So this blog is not about autism. I guess it's a little bit political but it's an issue that I think is important so I wanted to put my feelings into words. In Australia same sex marriage is not legalised nor recognised. It has been an ongoing debate for years now and something that I… Continue reading Love.
This week end was interesting. We decided to treat Kallan for his birthday and go out for the afternoon to get some dessert and let him spend some birthday money. We tried to be organised. Packed nappies wipes, the pram. We were getting dessert which is Paddy's favourite food so it seemed like it should… Continue reading Going out.
Today my 1st born is 11 years old! It's scary how fast the years start to fly by. I am so proud of you Kallan. You are always there to help me. Especially with Patrick. You never complain much even when sometimes the things I ask of you aren't fun. You are so kind and… Continue reading Eleven Years Old.
I haven't written anything for ages because I had been busy preparing for my tonsillectomy. I thought I would let you all know how it went. 7 days ago I went to the hospital for a coblation tonsillectomy. I had to arrive at the hospital at 6:30am. Everyone who is having surgery that day arrives… Continue reading Week of pain.
I started using two key signs with Patrick from the age of around two. Those key signs were "more" and "finished". I don't think he took much notice of me doing it but you just never know so I persevered. To get your non-verbal child to ask for something they obviously have to want it,… Continue reading Communication Motivation.
I have previously talked of having anxiety. A lot of my anxiety is over my own death. I am literally terrified of dying. I think about it every day. It keeps me awake at night. It is the one thing that scares me the most and it does have an impact on my every day… Continue reading Scared to death.
I didn't know wether to write about this topic because it tends to get people pretty worked up but it always rears its ugly head and I guess a blog is a place for me to write my opinions and not every one will always agree. Again and again the topic comes up autism vs… Continue reading The great debate.
While I've read and been told that video games have an adverse effect on children with autism we have experienced the opposite. Back when Kallan was 5 years old he became obsessed with volcanoes. This obsession did not give him much in common with his peers. In fact he rather bored them with his endless… Continue reading We ❤️ Minecraft.