• Autism
  • How to Love Your Challenging Child 

    How to Love Your Challenging Child 

    Notice the title of this article isn’t: “how to love your autistic child,” or “how to love your SEN child?” That’s because a challenging child can happen to anyone. Additional needs or not. Cards on the table: I’m going to come right out and say that parenting my own challenging child is the hardest thing I’ve […]

  • Autism
  • When You Are Close to Breaking Point

    breaking point

    What is breaking point? In a nutshell, we all have a certain level of stress that tips us over the edge. It differs from person to person, and we’re the only one who will know what that level is for ourselves. When I was working, my boss used to ask if I had capacity to […]

  • Autism
  • Surviving: A Story of Mental Health #MHAW17

    When I found myself pregnant with Polly in 2008, the state of my mental health had never been better. At the ripe old age of 29 I’d already been on a remarkable journey. Extraordinary even I had survived a dysfunctional childhood, and self-destructive young adulthood. I’d dragged myself through two mental breakdowns, and experienced the […]