How To Support A Child’s Love Of Sport

Not every child gets enthusiastic about a sport but, when they do, it’s something that a parent should be plenty supportive of. There are lots of values that children learn by training and playing sports, not to mention a habit for an active lifestyle that they start building at an early age, improving your family’s health. For that reason, here are just a few ways that you can support your kid’s love of the sport they have started taking an interest in.

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4 Tips to Stop Your Child From Being a Picky Eater

Anyone with kids is undoubtedly familiar with putting a plate full of nutritious and tasty food in front of their child, only for them to turn their nose up at it. This can be frustrating, but parents also often worry about the eating habits of their offspring. Without a balanced diet, your child won’t get all of the nutrients and vitamins they need to grow and develop.

So, if you have noticed that your child is a picky eater, here are some tips to get them eating. Read more

A boy, a zoo, and an autistic meltdown | Days out

Two boys hugging in what looks like an upturned giant plant pot at Chester Zoo

Let me tell you a little story. One that isn’t shown by the abundance of happy photos taken during this day out.

One Friday in August a family went to the zoo. Mummy and Daddy, with their 7 and 9 year old boys.

The 9 year old (J) is autistic, with suspected ADHD. The 7 year old (N) is currently undergoing referrals for assessments too.

The family were hoping it was going to be a day of fun and adventure; seeing lots of animals – especially the meerkats, penguins and red pandas! Read more

Harry Potter Magical Capsules | Review #AD

If you’re a long time follower of the blog then you may know that some of my household are big Harry Potter fans. If you’re a new reader then hi – I hope your love of all things Potter brought you here! As a family we have quite a collection of Harry Potter merchandise; from Lego to clothes to books to car stickers (don’t judge me!) and much more. The newest addition is a Magical Capsules surprise toy.

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Our autism journey – from no support to regular support


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I recently shared a post about our autism journey so far; from when we started noticing signs of autism in Jacob to when we started to receive support for him at school. Since we started that first support process with the pastoral support plan, we have received no end of professional involvement. As much as we gained the support, it still constantly felt like banging our head against a wall. Because nothing seemed to be moving anywhere. No matter how many professionals we met with and how many meetings we attended, I felt like we were just going around in circles and meanwhile, Jacob’s behaviour was becoming worse & worse. Read more