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Word of the Week – Routine

We have almost finished the first week of the new school term. The week has had it’s highs and lows, but we’ve made it.  It’s always tough getting back in to something after 9 weeks away from it, the massive change in routine is something that takes getting some used to, and so my word of the week this week is… Yes, gone are the lazy mornings in our pj’s, we actually have to get dressed when we get up now… imagine that! The school routine has well and truly started. For me this means 6.45 starts, which in my […]

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‘The Time Train’

I have mentioned in previous posts that my wee man, Neil, has ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) We are currently awaiting official diagnosis, and the process is very long, but we’ve pretty much been told by the professionals that we have seen so far that it’s a clear case. He would be on the high functioning end of the spectrum, but still struggles a lot with some day to day activities. Children with ASD can find the world around them very confusing, and like to have routine to their life so they know what’s going to happen every day. While our […]

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Preparing for School

Today was my sons last day of half term, the dreaded school routine starts tomorrow. My son is pretty happy with his home routine, he does everything to his own schedule and our days are pretty chilled. He’s a different boy on school days, much more highly strung, not as calm as on the weekends. We tend to find most meltdowns occur on school nights, when all the stresses from the day have built up and he has to let them out! We decided to just have a bit of a chill day today, in preparation for tomorrow. I was […]

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