We take everything we know about parenting and turn it on its head.

This video is inspired by an older post of mine called Backwards Parenting. I have certainly had to take everything I previously knew about parenting and turn it on its head. I expect many of my readers will have too!

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Ten ways of creating an autism friendly, all inclusive classroom

In a school classroom, mainstream or otherwise, you will find a wide mix of children, all with differing sensory needs. Some may be sensory seekers and others sensory avoiders. Their learning styles and abilities will also vary. So is there a way of decreasing anxiety and making a classroom inclusive for all these children without making anyone feel singled out? Here are ten brilliant ideas to try:

Backwards Parenting

Instead of telling our PDAers what to do, we let them think they are in charge, they are less anxious this way. 

Instead of surprises we do plans. 

Instead of making sure our SPD children get a balanced diet, we make sure they eat.

Instead of subjecting our children to a day of stress, sometimes we keep them home and that’s ok.

My son’s top five helpful sensory items

When you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorders there are a great many items out there which could help. Obviously each child is different so to use the right things for your child you need to look at their individual sensory needs and work out what to get. My sons favourite items which help are listed here!

Superheros dont need capes!

To the parent of the child struggling at school right now, please know you are not alone. When your phone rings saying “school” and your heart sinks to your stomach please know others know what you are going through