Category Archives: Posts on PDA

Silly behaviour?

We had a meeting at Polar Bear’s school today to discuss his recent diagnosis. The educational psychologist (EP) was there, without a doubt the best person to have when going through the diagnosis process, our EP was fab. The deputy head (senco) was there along with the lady from CAHMS who diagnosed Polar Bear, another …

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Avoidance =compliance

Avoidance = compliance…no, really, it does. Well, it’s worked for me. Although this was neither deliberate nor known at the time. You see, I find this whole parenting rather difficult sometimes, and I’m human, and PDA, so yeah…I avoid parenting. I try my best, honestly I do, but it seems that sometimes doing tasks for …

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I can’t defend my kids

I’ve seen the stories, some stranger makes a rude comment about a person’s child behaving in a way they don’t like only for the parent to turn around and give them a piece of their mind. ‘My child is Autistic, he can’t help it’ ‘He’s disabled’ ‘She has sensory processing disorder, she’s overwhelmed by the …

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Jacket potatoes and pork

When Polar Bear was three, maybe four, the very words jacket potato or pork would send him into a meltdown. He could meltdown quite badly when given a demand he couldn’t meet but they were nothing compared to the food meltdowns. It got to the point that I couldn’t have even normal potatoes in the …

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Tell the furniture to stop attacking us!

When you have to hold your baby out in front of you when going through doorways to avoid bashing his head against the side of the wall 😮 I’m terrible with special awareness and frequently misjudge the distance of objects. This means I am regularly walking into things. Tables, chairs, doors, people. It’s almost like …

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