Do They Know It’s Christmas?

When it comes to discussing autistic children and their love (or not) of Christmas, they seem to fall into two camps, not dissimilar to any other children. Love or Hate I’ve heard countless stories over the years of autistic children who really seem to struggle over Christmas and their parents have to adapt every single…

School’s Out For Summer

Yesterday was Joseph’s penultimate day at school before the summer break and we got to school a little earlier before all of the other children arrived. Joseph bounced into school barely giving me a second glance. For some parents they might be a little irked at that but for me, I was smiling that Joseph…

Putting The Step Into Parenting

On numerous occasions I’ve heard the saying that being a parent is the toughest job ever. I would disagree; being a step-parent is considerably harder. You’re already entering an established relationship and if you’re a parent yourself, you’ll be going into it with your own style, which can be somewhat different to your new partner’s. You’re…