Autism and camping isn’t always a match made in heaven, sometimes due to sensory issues it can take some background work and preparation to get it to work successfully. Miss V (aged 3) wanted to go camping however she has significant sensory issues to lots of things involved in the camping experience including rustley fabrics… Continue reading Camping – Autism style!
For us we take the viewpoint that autism isn’t something to be ‘had’ it’s something we ‘are’. This changes the perspective from the more negative something ‘had’, (a disorder/disease/disability etc) to something that in our view is a superpower, amazing and part of the very identity (with some challenges, yes). This may also be heard… Continue reading ‘Having’ autism vs ‘being autistic’
Have you ever stopped to think about how many times you call out "Be careful" to your child? I'd be willing to bet that it's zillions of times! While we mean well and our intentions are pure (I mean who doesn't want to protect their beautiful bubbas?!) saying this phrase is not only useless for… Continue reading Stop saying “be careful!”
Accept your little ones for who they are. Love them and support them, scaffold them to independence, but always believe in them. A turning point in my eldest daughter and my relationship was when I said to her, “my baby it feels like you are under water and I’m on land. I thought you were… Continue reading Accept your little ones for who they are
Mama, you absolutely cannot give your little ones the best of yourself if you aren’t topped up on self care and happiness. You just can’t. You cannot pour from an empty cup as they say. Your kids deserve a happy mama so here’s how to level up! Ask yourself, what is the one thing I… Continue reading Your kids deserve a happy Mama
Case in point, Miss V layered her clothes! This is a big deal to us - a massive win and a huge step forward for her! V being autistic with loads of sensory sensitivities, became very fixated on the types of clothes she would/wouldn’t wear (plain, almost always no pattern, no dark colours, light fabrics… Continue reading Celebrate the little wins and the little things
Ever wondered why the plastic rings have a rocking base? Most people set it up how it is pictured below- rocking side to side. BUT, it should be set up so it rocks forwards and back away from your little bubba. Why? Because little bubbas don’t have the flexibility and control in their wrists to… Continue reading Why the rocking base?
Sometimes when you are having one of ‘Those Days’ where the little ones are going crazy and everything is going wrong and you are feeling overwhelmed (aka you are out of alignment), you need to take a deep breath and think about YOU. Yes, YOU, not the little ones. It is impossible to be connected… Continue reading Having ‘one of those days’? Here’s how to reset
Let go of all the clutter that no longer serves you. Clutter could be physical - too much ‘stuff’ in your home around you. Clutter could also be too much technology, too many social commitments, too much on your mind and too many toys (adults and kids alike!). Simplify your life! Be intentional with what… Continue reading “Clutter is nothing more postponed decisions.” – Declutter and Simplify!
For us in our family we take the viewpoint that autism isn’t something to be ‘had’ it’s something we ‘are’. This changes the perspective from the negative something ‘had’, (a disorder/disease/disability etc) to something that in our view is a superpower, amazing and part of our very identity (with some challenges, yes). This may also… Continue reading Having autism vs being autistic