Christmas is looming!
For any family Christmas can be stressful, however if you are a family who has a child with additional needs, ‘special occasions’ can often be even trickier, Christmas included and for us it is no… View Post

The difficulties of managing ASD/PDA alongside additional comorbid conditions
Following on from my previous blog about ‘How to manage PDA’, I thought it useful to share the flip side, and the difficulties of managing ASD/PDA alongside other complex conditions. Once you have got your… View Post

How to manage Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)?
Firstly, what is PDA? Shared from www.pdasociety.org.uk: “Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is now widely recognised as a distinct profile of autism. Individuals with a PDA profile will share similar difficulties to others on the autism… View Post

When Your Child Suffers with Hallucinations!
****Warning****explicit account of what this was like**** I have deliberated a great deal over deciding whether or not to share our very personal experience with ‘hallucinations’ and not a decision I have taken lightly. For… View Post

Why, for us, there is No Magic Wand!
When I first thought about writing a blog and setting up my own website, one important thing for me was, what to name it? I brain stormed several ideas including “living with childhood mental health”… View Post