I’m dragging myself and my boys through the last few days of term. I think dragging is a good term because that’s what it feels like. I don’t want to get up to do another school run, they don’t want to get up either, everyone’s tired and everyone’s fed up! Nobody prepares parents for theContinue reading “Mind ‘crammed’ fulness”
Category Archives: special needs
When Bam asked if he could go on the school residential the response in my head was ‘no way are you ever leaving Mum, ever’ What I actually said was ‘well, let’s look into it’ So that’s what we did. We spoke to the school about whether they would be happy to manage Bam’s epilepsy and ADHD whileContinue reading “Going away..”
What the headlines don’t say..
This week Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has hit the headlines. Articles raising the question if ADHD is real or whether it is indeed just immaturity have popped up all over the world. The question has been raised as a result of some research that has been conducted in Taiwan. Sadly this news story isn’tContinue reading “What the headlines don’t say..”
ADHD – the bright side
We often hear of the challenges of raising a child with ADHD but what are the positives? Here’s my top 5… Boundless amounts of energy. Energy for running, energy for exploring outdoors and energy for helping Mum (well, he may have the energy for helping Mum but it may not always materialise!) Bam does runContinue reading “ADHD – the bright side”
We think Bam’s seizures are back. I’m saying we think because it’s not the drop down seizures, it’s the focal seizures, the ones where he zones out for 30 seconds several times a day… So we have been back to see the consultant…she has referred us for another EEG. This time though it’s an ambulatoryContinue reading “My inspiration”
Santa, we’re ready for you!
The festivities are well and truly upon us! I can safely say that our house is full to bursting with excitement. In fact it’s so exciting it’s almost a little bit uncontrollable! As the environment changes around us from grey skies and leaves falling off trees to one filled with Christmas trees, flashing lights andContinue reading “Santa, we’re ready for you!”
I’m sitting looking at a cup of coffee, a coffee that I have bought but didn’t want – I’m not a cappuccino lover. Somebody had other ideas, somebody decided to press the coffee dispensing buttons resulting in me doing some kind of ninja move to quickly grab a cup to catch the hot liquid thatContinue reading “Coffee anyone?”
A time for reflection
It’s on its way…. we’re all starting to turn our focus to Christmas. It’s such a magical time but also a time we find ourselves taking a moment to reflect on the past year. I would like to thank Young Epilepsy for their support. They have supported lots of young people with epilepsy this yearContinue reading “A time for reflection”
Respecting his wishes.
Very proud to be a Young Epilepsy Guest Blogger! Fab charity supporting parents and young people with epilepsy
So my big boy is getting older, he’s 8 and he’s rapidly becoming more and more independent. I know all parents grapple with making decisions about the right time to let their child walk out of school on their own or let them stay overnight with somebody other than family. So this weekend is cubContinue reading “Letting go!”