Thoughts on the Blog

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?

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.

Multilayered discrimination

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, explains the crucial need for research into Black autism and ADHD Originally published https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/black-autism/91621/ In conversation with my counselling supervisor, I mentioned that my son was diagnosed with autism spectrum condition (ASD) aged almost nine. I prefer to use the word condition, instead of … Continue reading Multilayered discrimination