Is the autistic brain a brain that has evolved?

Is the autistic brain a brain that has evolved?

Many years ago when my children were first diagnosed with autism I told them that I thought they were very special and their brains were superior as they were more prepared for the future than anyone else. I had no idea that 10 years on this concept would be being...
5 ways to help your child find their smile

5 ways to help your child find their smile

It is very common for anxious children to struggle with finding the positives in life. Anxious children can often seem as though they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. I am going to give you five strategies you can put into place right now that will...
The Stress of Year 6 SATs

The Stress of Year 6 SATs

I remember the stress of the year 6 SATs so well. All four of our children found the pressure excruciating despite the school being adamant there was no pressure. YEAH RIGHT! Three of our four children have additional needs and so, of course, this made things a little...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Perfectionism – what is it? * Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes * Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks * Easily frustrated and gives up easily * Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation * Overly...
Anxiety or Aggression?

Anxiety or Aggression?

Children can display anxiety in various ways. Some children will become emotional, cry and may refuse to engage.  Some children will run away, possibly into danger, and others may lash out physically or verbally. These reactions are collectively called Fight, Flight...