Tag Archives: anxiety

Day 2 – 10 things you didn’t know about PDA

Day 2 – 10 things you didn’t know about Pathological Demand Avoidance   Well, being pedantic, I don’t actually know what you, the reader, know about Pathological Demand Avoidance. You could be brand new to the condition so know next to nothing about it, or you could be a PDA veteran and already know everything …

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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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Sensory issues, toothpaste and review.

Sensory issues related to toothpaste. A review on a toothpaste product.

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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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