Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day.
It is a UN sanctioned day to raise awareness, support, understanding and ultimately acceptance for people on the autism spectrum across the globe. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message sums up the aim of the day [...]
Since Term 1 is now in full swing I thought I’d touch on one of the most important jobs of a parent with school aged children.
The job of being an advocate.
So what do I mean when I talk about advocacy?
The dictionary meaning of [...]
I don’t have to look at my calendar to know that it’s getting closer to the day the kids are due to return to school. I also don’t need to see the mind-boggling number of “back to school” ads to remind me of the date either (BTW I think the Officeworks ones are annoying me [...]
I’m currently enjoying a blogging break so I can soak up the joys of the season and spend some quality time with my three little bears (in reality I’ll probably be physically intervening in their arguments and trying to find some peace and quiet by sneaking off to watch the tennis…but you know what I [...]
As we careen towards the end of the year I have found myself comparing where we are now to where we were at the same time last year.
This time last year we were finding our way after Matilda’s Aspergers diagnosis and trying to work out the best way to help her.
At the same [...]
I was struck by a post I read over the weekend by Renee at About a Bugg discussing how her daughter was struggling to come to terms with the unexpected loss of her pet. Renee commented that it seemed that anger was an easier emotion for her daughter to deal with than sadness.
This goes out to all the ASD parents out there – you will understand.
Progress is…your daughter finding you and apologising VOLUNTARILY after having a tantrum and slamming a door in your face.
Progress is…your son explaining that he feels all hot because he is so [...]
Hey there, welcome to another week of oversharing care of I Must Confess.
First off, I’d like to note this is post number 200 for me – yay for blogging! And yay for me sticking this blogging caper out for so long…
Second, I’d also like to admit that this post is also part of [...]
Recently a few people I know have received various diagnoses for their kids, changing their lives in an instant. In trying to work out what to say to them in response to this news, I thought back to when I first became a special needs parent, and relived, in a way, the swirl of all [...]
I make an effort to be as positive as I can on this blog. I want to tell the truth but I also want to show that you can survive a whole host of things and still retain a sense of hope, humour and even your sanity.
But that doesn’t mean I should ignore or [...]