I’ve published ‘Down’s Syndrome, A Disaster?’ on the Huffington Post

I’ve published ‘Down’s Syndrome, A Disaster?’ on the Huffington Post

Most if not all of you know that our youngest son has Down’s Syndrome.  I’m very pro choice but as it’s Down’s Syndrome Awareness month […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Meltdown Management

Sensory Processing Disorder: Meltdown Management

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder: System Overload  is the 4th in the series of our journey with Sensory Integration Therapy, and I hope it […]

The Benefits of Learning Makaton – by Becky Lyddon

The Benefits of Learning Makaton – by Becky Lyddon

Photo: ‘Hello’ by Catherine Anne Gilmour In society most communication is recognised through speaking to others. However, some people may have difficulty with using speech […]

Personalised Books To Aid Reading – from ‘love2read’

Personalised Books To Aid Reading – from ‘love2read’

As most of you know, our youngest child has Down’s Syndrome. He’s four, he’s very funny, he started mainstream reception this year and, like many […]

Our Family’s Initial Experience Of Mainstream Reception – Guest Post

Our Family’s Initial Experience Of Mainstream Reception – Guest Post

Lucy Lloyd-Scott is the proud mother of two gorgeous children, the eldest of which has Down’s Syndrome.  She talks openly and very helpfully about how his first […]

Our Boy With Down’s Syndrome & Mainstream Primary School

Our Boy With Down’s Syndrome & Mainstream Primary School

Image by John-Mark Kuznietsov As many of you read about our initial indecision about whether or not to ‘Delay Our Boy With Down’s Syndrome Starting […]

How Bacteria Affect Our Health – Guest Post

How Bacteria Affect Our Health – Guest Post

You may have heard of the terms ‘friendly bacteria’ and ‘probiotics,’ but how important are they and do they really affect our health? Nisha Patel, a Pharmacist and […]

Dealing With After-School Tantrums & Tiredness

Dealing With After-School Tantrums & Tiredness

We’re having strops, tantrums and loud shouts of ‘NO!’ after school, which I’m assured is happening all over London, so this does make me feel a BIT […]

Calm Down.  It’s Just Birthday Cake!

Calm Down. It’s Just Birthday Cake!

Photo courtesy of Jake Bellucci As far as I know, it’s now absolutely the norm for children to celebrate their birthday by taking cakes or […]

Our Boy With Down Syndrome Starts School

Our Boy With Down Syndrome Starts School

Exactly four years to the day after having Open-Heart Surgery and dithering about whether or not to delay starting school for a year or not, our boy with Down […]

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

What do you do when you’re out and about and suddenly find yourself meeting a non-verbal child (or adult) with an adult? You talk to […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Therapeutic Listening – Guest Post by Carole

Sensory Processing Disorder: Therapeutic Listening – Guest Post by Carole

I think, and I fervently hope, we are on the edge of a revolution! Sensory Processing Difficulties have been hovering around on the edges of […]

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest   Our son had just turned 4 years old and was still showing absolutely zero interest in […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’

Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’  is the 3rd in the series of our journey with Sensory Integration Therapy and […]

Dear Dog Owners…

Dear Dog Owners…

(Feature Photo By Kind Courtesy of John Goode) Dear Dog Owners… I must thank you for being very understanding when my youngest son approaches your […]

Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance

Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance is the 2nd in the series of our journey with Sensory Integration Therapy and I hope it […]

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Oooh I think I’ve stumbled on something…a way of getting young children out of the door quickly & easily and without wanting to commit a […]

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

I hear it time and time again in my Osteopathic practice – people go and see a doctor about either themselves or their children, they […]

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

It’s official.  Our little boy, who only just turned 4 in February really is starting school in September. I know lots of people with summer babies […]

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

I’ve included a photo of our son in intensive care (with all the tubes, drains and the recent scar on his chest) right at the very […]

Science And Blue Salad!

Science And Blue Salad!

I’m sure everyone else has been doing this for years and I’m always the last person to hear of anything BUT I am finally the […]