Welcome to Through Coloured Shattered Glass – a blog about parenting differently, ASD, twins, psychology and life in general.
Hi, I’m Jennie, and this is my life and my blog.
From the end of that week I changed my point if view about obsessions. I welcomed them, using them for teaching, because they gave me so much: interest, incentive and ability for my lad to concentrate.read more
Unfortunately, setting up a predictable world, with structured activities and a full time schedule, (which is often the suggested way to raise infants these days), is creating a picture of structure and predictability. If this is where your child on the spectrum begins, their ability to adapt can be much less.read more
Being the primary carer for a child who expects the world to be a certain way is hard work, and often makes you the easy target for their anger. Blame is an all too typical issue with kids on the spectrum, and as your praise and cuddles might not be the source of comfort they are looking for, it makes a solid relationship difficult to establish and nourish.read more
Communication comes third, and this is not just speaking, listening, sign language or pointing. It encompasses so many things.read more
But ask yourself why you are wanting to change this behaviour. If it’s just for social/judgement reasons, or if it will truly enhance that child’s life.read more
Coping styles are a core part of our lives. Many of our current coping styles were unconsciously taught to us by our parents.read more