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 “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