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PDA parenting is just too hard

I know what I’m supposed to do, I know why I’m supposed to do it, I know it’s easier and better on everyone, but it’s just too hard. I’m not a weak person, at least that’s what people keep telling me. I’m quite stubborn and the type of person who will continue doing something no …

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Accepting half-compliance

Monkey has started the half-compliance. It’s where you give the child a demand and they sort of do the demand whilst retaining control themselves. If you tell Monkey to sit on the chair he will sit on the floor. If you tell him he can have one sweet he will say ‘two sweets’ in his …

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Nursery rhyme of doom.

I’ve taken my kids to various baby and/or toddler groups over the years, one particular Chatter and Rhyme group has been an on/off constant in my children’s lives. The group consists on singing a range of nursery rhymes and songs while doing all the motions, followed by bubbles and fabric for bouncing the children in. …

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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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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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