Social stories: this time, slower

You may have seen these in other places but they are a great tool. There is a lot of information in these social stories and it’s worth taking the time to revisit these with your autistic /ADHD children, but they are useful for kids without autism /ADHD too! What we all going through is huge, … Continue reading Social stories: this time, slower

1. Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

Article was published in mybaba.com: https://www.mybaba.com/special-education-needs-tips/ I’ve split this piece into three parts to give you  time to absorb the words and try out the suggestions without feeling rushed. Part One It’s been a dramatic start to the decade. Perhaps this will be the decade of change and evolution we all need. Change starts with … Continue reading 1. Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Do you know any children or young people with autism/ADHD who have been excluded from school? If you are their parent, I feel your pain, as I was that mum. I feel as strongly about excluding children from school, as I much as I believe in well-behaved children. These two are not at opposite ends … Continue reading S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Has your child been diagnosed with autism? How to get from chaos to calm

Article published in Motherhood: The Real Deal Getting an autism diagnosis for your child can be a shock, which usually mellows down into relief.  Your nagging suspicions were right, now you have a name for the behaviours. Once you’ve got your head around the diagnosis, there are probably hundreds of questions swirling in your mind. What … Continue reading Has your child been diagnosed with autism? How to get from chaos to calm

Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)

Give your self-esteem a boost Self-esteem can change in an instant, measure yours and your child’s constantly. Literally, on a scale from 1 – 5, where 1 =rubbish and 5 = on top of the world, how do you feel? If you feel yourself slipping, try out a couple of the relaxation or energizing techniques … Continue reading Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)

Helpful notes from our self esteem talk by #happyinschool’s Suzy Rowland

Originally posted on ADHD Richmond & Kingston:
Hello everyone, We now have a summary of notes that Suzy Rowland has kindly supplied us with after the talk she gave us on Importance of self-esteem & how to build it in ADHD children & young people. Suzy also recommended this article ‘Supporting your child in developing…