Reflections

Let's Talk about Theory of Mind

Sep 30, 2020

Can we talk about theory of mind?

Theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states such as beliefs, intents, desires, emotions and knowledge, among others, to oneself and to others. Theory...

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Why not try joining your Children in some Mischief?

Sep 28, 2020

When our children make promises and don't keep them, it's because they can't.

Often they'll really mean it when they say it, they'll really try, they'll really want to keep that promise.

But they...

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ADHD and ME

Sep 25, 2020

A few weeks back, I wrote a post on how I'd tried a couple of options for ADHD meds and they hadn't worked out.

I found myself sleeping on the couch with zero motivation and personality along with a...

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A Plethora of Therapies isn't always the Answer

Sep 24, 2020

Dear families,

If your child has been identified as autistic, I want you to know that they do not instantly require a plethora of therapies.

Our children may not even require any therapies at all.

...

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Your Voice is Powerful

Sep 21, 2020

The beauty of being a PDAer and not adhering to or aligning with social hierarchies allows me to see people and situations for exactly what they are.

One year, on the first day of school, one of our...

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We must Love and Forgive Ourselves in order to make Amends to our Children

Sep 18, 2020

So many of us believe we’re not worthy of forgiveness.

We struggle to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we’ve made with our children;

The moments we lost control,

The awful things we...

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As a Neurodivergent, I Live, Love, Process and Experience Life from my Body

Sep 14, 2020

As a neurodivergent, I live, love, process and experience life from my body.

My native tongue is energy - how a person feels, how an environment feels.

My antennae are my sensory systems and they way...

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This is Autistic Burnout

Sep 11, 2020

When you're autistic and you're not okay, you're really not okay.

Sometimes, everything feels bloody hard.

Setting boundaries, carefully sifting through language in order to avoid hurting others in...

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Autism is my Identity and my Culture

Sep 06, 2020

What I want you to know first and foremost is that I am autistic.

I am an autistic person married to another autistic person, and we have created four perfectly whole autistic children.

We are not...

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What is it to Pathologise a Human Being?

Sep 02, 2020

What is it to pathologise a human being?

To describe or understand all of their behaviour, their emotions, their wants and needs, their very being as symptoms of disorder.

Many parents will ask...

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