Embedding our precious memories

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Can you remember when you last held your baby in your arms, the feel of them, their smell, their sounds? Article I wrote for Mums Delivery – on page 4 Our children grow so quickly. While we have a loving, tender memories of them when they are babies over time those memories become something we are looking at, from a distance. As a new mum we can recall these memories and feelings easily but as […]

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How To Create A Safe and Functional Backyard For Your Autistic Child

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I work with parents of children experiencing issues such as autism. Providing the child with a safe play enrionment at home is essential. Recently I received a message from Danny Knight who is a dad living in Philadelphia. He is the co-creator of FixItDads.com which offers tips for home improvement projects. Danny has worked with many families to provide a safe environment for the autistic child. I hope any parents who have a child with […]

Should a parent apologise to their child?

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Most parents insist their child apologise if they have done or said something wrong or if they act out in an inappropriate manner. Should we as a parent ever apologise to our child? We tell them to apologise to either us, their sibling or the person they have hurt or affected. So the words ‘I’m sorry’ are heard over and over. These words, however, may sometimes not mean much to a child nor teach a […]

The Need to Touch

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We have a Need to Touch, it is essential and is wonderful for everyone, especially our kids. Being touched increases the health of our immune system. It also increases our Serotonin levels which as the body’s natural antidepressant and releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone we all love. Most all of us love the cuddle and hug, it makes us feel better. When feeling distressed or overwhelmed, a hug can dissolve the fear and hurt, […]