You, Me, and ADHD

I realised that this had to change, that I had to become the carer and voice that my children needed me to be. My daughter was two when she was formally diagnosed with a hearing loss and seven when she was diagnosed ADHD. I needed a big change in my confidence, and strength levels.Read more

Meetings

I make sure my time with my son’s professionals is fruitful and more than a chance to look at each other’s faces!Read more

Things I find helpful when it comes to appointments…

I always write down a list of things that I want to discuss with the health professional. If I don’t, I can guarantee that there will be something I’ll forget.Read more

Meeting confidence

I have to be confident for them to take me seriously and I have to be the one that’s not taking any messing for them to know I mean business!Read more

6 tips when attending meetings for your child

Can I tell you a secret though? Sometimes I still get anxious about meetings.Read more

D's best friend

Bitsey will trot after her, tail up in the air, meowing. Then, when D stops to wait for her school bus, Bitsey will wait too, more meowing and wrapping herself around D’s ankles.Read more

Best friends

Jude is funny when it comes to friendships. There are certain people he’s drawn to like a magnet and others he is happy to just exist beside, rarely even acknowledging their actions.Read more

Thank you friends

I was grateful for the friends who would find the hoover and use it without needing to be asked. I was grateful for the friends who would wind a baby even if the child projectile vomited all over them.Read more

Best friends don’t have to be human

Every morning, she runs to give the kittens a hug, she runs around with some string for them to chase, and gives them a cuddle before she leaves for school – this is big as my daughter rarely gives cuddles to people.Read more

Best for both of them

Within a matter of weeks my daughter began to mention this child's name. She would smile and light up when she talked about Abigail, something I had never seen before when she mentioned any other names.Read more

Best friend Bruno

To Ayesha, Bruno is her world, her soul mate, and her best friend. He never argues, disagrees, tries to make his news more important, and he can eat an apple in under seven seconds!Read more

Educational Support Plans – trust the school

For the vast majority of Scottish families the simple answer to this is they trust the school.Read more

EHCP... Not my favourite experience

At times, I feel inadequate and unable to look after my child in all the ways that I need to. There are so many battles for any parent with a disabled child to fight that at times it feels that no matter how hard I try, some I will eventually lose.Read more

Trying to get an EHCP as Home-Educators

The good thing about the EHCP is that it considers ALL of the child's needs and not just the academic onesRead more

Primary to Secondary

Ooh, the summer holidays have whizzed by and new terms with new teachers are beckoning for my children.Read more