Recently I have been wondering, just how much does the need for reciprocal affection affect our parenting style? As a neurotypical person I'd say most of us strive to receive affection, to find a partner who will love us and show that love. How many of you get annoyed if your partner doesn't buy you [...]
Month: March 2018
Do parents have the right to expect certain behaviours from their children?
Quite often as I browse Twitter I come across various posts discussing the abusive nature of neurotypical parents towards their autistic children. I was seriously shocked at first, and a little hurt if I'm honest. How could neurotypical (NT) parents be given this label? I mean, child abuse? Really? Surely NT parents couldn't be that [...]
The very real anxiety of transitioning.
When I was in primary school, my dad drove me to swimming lessons every Saturday morning. I loved my lessons, but the journey to the pool I absolutely did not love. In fact, it was the most stressful part of my week. Why? Because even at the age of 8 I suffered from anxiety. Anxiety [...]
The hardest decision I have ever had to make…
I’ve been really indecisive about writing this blog, but today have realised that it would almost be hypocritical not to since I am attempting to give a true account of a family raising an autistic child. My husband and I are fully committed to giving our son the very best life possible, where his talents [...]