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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

Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

  In this film, on my #happyinschool YouTube channel, I talk about how we can start to discuss some of the tricky issues with our children, giving them time to make sense of them, before they go into a new setting (school) in the next few weeks. Some children are going up into secondary school … Continue reading Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

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?