I kind of wanted to hate this book. Yet another story of an autistic boy, rescued from his lonely locked in state by some external power, this time in the form of a computer game. But I didn't. I don't entirely love it either. Repeated references to the autism scale, what is that? Spectrum, … [Read more...] about A boy made of blocks by Keith Stuart
buy at amazon This may be an unexpected post to see on this blog - I'm not sure that I've ever reviewed or even mentioned a parenting advice book or manual previously. That isn't because I don't read them though it's irregular, it's more because I don't believe any one system has all the … [Read more...] about Be a happier parent with NLP by Judy Bartowiak
Not the parenting *of* spoons. Not quite. No, this is about the resources we all have. Anyone with chronic illness or disability has probably come across The Spoon Theory (If you haven't, go read it. I'll wait.) Are we all caught up? Now, I'm not going to say that parenting is like a … [Read more...] about Parenting spoons
There's a danger, when you have children, to try to have a second go at life through them. To have them do the things you wish you could have done, to be able to glory in their achievements secondhand. It doesn't work. Our children's lives are their own, and we triumph most when we support them … [Read more...] about Living vicariously.
This morning I brought Smallest to the swimming pool for her weekly swimming lesson. It runs alongside a women's only swimming session, populated mainly by women of a certain age. This leads to an interesting mix in the changing room, and this morning we just couldn't seem to get out of the way of … [Read more...] about I'll give you something to cry about.