Monthly Archives: May, 2016

The Party

Aside from school, Polar Bear doesn’t actually spend a lot of time with other children. There are the odd times we visit one of his friends and the times that we go to parks or play areas and he plays with other kids there, but generally we don’t mingle with others. It can be easy …

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All in one day

Monkey is naturally hyper, but he’s more so when he’s not had a lot of sleep. With the earlier mornings and later nights (thanks summer!) he’s been having less sleep than usual. Quite a few days have seen him falling asleep midday for at least an hour, he must be very tired. Today he’s not …

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School of learning (social skills)

Since Polar bear is the only boy currently in school I only have experience of what school has been like for him. We’ve moved around a lot which has meant he’s gone to four different schools over the years, something which has thrown up some surprising results. For those with experience of PDA kids, you’ll …

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Blame it on the Queen.

“The Queen said you have to go to school” yes, I’ve used this line, many times. It works too. So does saying “The Government says everyone has to eat dinner” and “The doctor told me you have to get dressed”. For PDA kids, instructions/requests/orders/demands are all difficult to take. The child feels like they have …

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Moodyness.

Polar Bear came home last week in a right mood. He was grumpy and didn’t want to talk to anyone. Took a while (as it does) to find out why he was in such a bad mood. It was because he’d won ‘Writer of the Week’ award at school for writing the best recount of …

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Colds all round.

The common cold has descended upon this house. Only Polar bear and daddy have avoided it. Poor Ton is ill for the first time and it’s hit him the worst. He’s been sick several times, is struggling to eat/drink and hasn’t had much sleep. Apart from a runny nose you wouldn’t know that Monkey was …

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The brushing of the teeth.

Teeth brushing. A common problem in many an Autistic household. A problem which has, in the past, been a problem in this house. Whether it’s the feel of the brush, the taste of the toothpaste or the demand of having to brush our teeth, the problem seems to make something that should be a small, …

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