What to Tell Kids About Coronavirus

What to Tell Kids About Coronavirus

They all know about the scary virus. They know it’s name, and that people have died. I didn’t tell them these things, but as they get older I can control their knowledge base less…

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The Family Firefighter

The Family Firefighter

It was one of those mornings… I was woken by fighting between the kids. I felt sick, but dragged myself out of bed anyway, to break them up. I don’t even remember why they were fighting.

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Brilliant Minds

Brilliant Minds

She has achieved excellence in her field, in a way that many great Autie’s of past and present times have, and its because of her different brain not in spite of it.

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Fatigue Parenting

Fatigue Parenting

We’ve all been there. At the point when you allow rules to be bent or even broken, just to keep the peace…

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Secrets Breed Fear

Secrets Breed Fear

I’m sure a LOT of people wonder why I speak so openly and honestly to my children. The thing is that what you don’t say can often hold more power than what you do say…

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Intolerance…Below the surface.

Intolerance…Below the surface.

It’s like a mapping exercise discovering and noting aspects of life that increase or decrease each person’s tolerance. It’s a great way of establishing a set of coping styles and a list of behaviours that indicate reduced coping.

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A meltdown is NOT a failure.

A meltdown is NOT a failure.

Dealing with meltdowns has been such a regular part of my life for so long now, that they cease to have the impact they did in the early days. I also look at them differently, and hope to share that perspective with you. First, a little background about my...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

For at home mums in Australia, the year kind of begins in February. As the sleepy hollow of January is full of closed businesses and school holidays, it takes us…

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Christmas Recovery

Christmas Recovery

Every year we join friends on Boxing Day for their annual Christmas recovery gathering. It is a day of sharing leftovers, discussion of the past year, kids happily playing together while adults eat, drink and relax, plus sunset with a view.

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So This Is Christmas

So This Is Christmas

As I enjoy the quiet of satisfied children sleeping after an exhausting day, I ponder the odd feeling that it just doesn’t seem like Christmas.

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