Christmas is always a hard time with kids that have been diagnosed with ADHD and autism. All the sensory input, the lights, the music, the excitement, how busy everybody gets, it can all get a bit much. Then comes the meltdowns, the anger, the over excitement, the fights, the arguing. Then he is back to … Continue reading Surviving Christmas with a kid with ADHD
So, I dont quite know where to begin with this one. I'm just annoyed. A "friend" told me her son has recently been diagnosed ADHD to be honest you could see it, but it was always polite to never bring it up... She told me the doctor wanted to put her son on the same … Continue reading ADHD why you so ashamed?
When Ethan was about 18 months old we moved him over from his cot to his toddler bed. It was an all in one so figured if it didnt work out then we could always put him back in his cot. But I'd always had my heart set on being that mum that if we … Continue reading Transition from cot, to toddler bed to big boy bed
Ok it may have taken us an hour to set up and half the time to execute but the water balloons on the trampoline has got to be the best activity ever! The weather this summer has been somewhat of a disappointment so we had to grab the opportunity while we could but I'm glad … Continue reading The Best Part Of Our Summer Bucket List
I always worry that the maths and English that Korey has learnt over the school year will be forgotten once the school gates are closed and the dreaded six week holiday begins. Then I found DoodleMaths and let me tell you this app is a game changer! Research shows that kids are four times less … Continue reading DoodleMaths Summer Challenge Accepted!
It's almost a year since we started with our official ADHD diagnosis and it has been great to get the answers we desperately needed. We were at a loss before we broke up for the school holidays. I didnt know what this year had for us. I was apprehensive. But he got his diagnosis and … Continue reading End Of Year Report Is Here!
The summer holiday is almost upon us and I have the job of making sure that both the boys are entertained and off their tablets for the summer. I have put together a little bucket list that I am going to try and get through as the weeks go on. The list was longer but … Continue reading Summer Holiday Bucket List
"MESS!" The 2.5 year old toddler shouts from the other room. "Oh shit" the mother mutters under her breathe for the hundredth time that day. She is hoping that it is just a wee and not the other one. She doesn't think she can bare it. That mother is me. I walk into the other … Continue reading Finally Potty Trained!
With 7 days left until Christmas that means us parents have been shifting an elf around the house for last 17 days. I often find that by the time it gets to the last 7 days it can get very tedious work trying to think of different ideas for your elfs antics. Throw in the … Continue reading Elf On The Shelf Ideas
My son started his ADHD medication in the summer holidays and there has been a massive turnaround in his behaviour, he has finally (after a three year battle) been diagnosed with ADHD and is finally being given the support he truly needed to succeed. So many people still believe though that ADHD is a made … Continue reading Five things ADHD medication DIDNT do for my child (all positive, I promise)