Excluding and avoiding my son on the spectrum hurts more than just him.

He tells me he doesn’t care, he doesn’t need friends but I’m sure most of that is bravado, and a part of that is because he can can read me well enough to see the frustration, the pain in my eyes. Excluding others just because they are different or difficult is hurtful. It’s hurtful for the child and it’s hurtful for their families too!

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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, To The Panto Sonny Shall Go

Taking a break from my blog was a conscious decision I made for the sake on my own sanity. My family had to be my sole focus, the children, Joe’s health, my own health and what with juggling work on top of it, I didn’t have the time nor energy to write. I had also to consider whether Sonny’s severe distress was something that, in the future, he would be comfortable me sharing so publicly. Sonny was in crisis from September through to June this year. He wasn’t coping in his mainstream school and for many reasons, that I won’t go in to now but those who follow us closely might already know, I was preparing to home educate him.

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