TV programmes about autistic/ADHD children

Hmm. Sometimes referred to as ‘shock docs’. Documentaries designed to shock. Extended clips of children throwing a spectacular tantrum and parents looking on wearily and tearfully. I have worked with TV production companies in the past, and understand they need tension, drama and high emotion, even when making investigative programmes. But the pragmatist in me, … Continue reading TV programmes about autistic/ADHD children

it’s OUT – S.E.N.D. in the Clowns is published

My second book is published! When you look at photos of authors beaming with their books, you don’t always see the insecurities, late nights, hundreds of proof amends, hours of research and the many negotiations with illustrators, editors, designers. I’m sure you can’t see that in my picture 🙂 What I hope you do see … Continue reading it’s OUT – S.E.N.D. in the Clowns is published

Are your kids ready to go back to school?

For the longest time since Spring, I stopped communicating. Like many parents, my energy levels of were pushed to their limits, soaking up the confusion and stress of the family I was trying to support. But slowly, gradually, my energy has ebbed back and now I’m in full furnace mode 🙂 I’ve put together a … Continue reading Are your kids ready to go back to school?

Getting ready to go back to school? try a little C.A.L.L.M.

I’ve been busy putting my ideas and experience into a number of articles during lockdown: pieces to help with home-learning, to combat boredom and more recently to help ease parents and teachers back into the school world, even though we don’t really know what that will look like. It’s a nerve-wracking time for teachers, parents … Continue reading Getting ready to go back to school? try a little C.A.L.L.M.

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)