Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Ideas For Creating An ADHD-Friendly Homeschool

What do you do when you realise you need to make your learning spaces ADHD friendly?

Well, if you're me, you go on a cleaning and reorganising binge. Here are some of the things we've been  doing that seem to help.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

2e in the Family - Loving the Alien in Us


One of the first things that you read about when you start to learn about what it means to be neurologically different, is that it can feel like being an alien, the veritable 'Stranger in a Strange Land'.

In our family, it was both a shock and a relief to realise that when we were looking for answers to why our children were developing outside of the box that we were also finding the answers for ourselves as well.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Those 2e Crazy-Eggs Just Keep On Popping Up


You know, when I started this parenting gig, I didn't really know a lot - hell, what parent does? There's been highs and lows - the highs are really really high, the lows . . . let's just say that the Mariana Trench has a lot going for it.

But somewhere along the line, I kind of got the impression that if my kids were hitting the milestones at roughly the right time, "all was well". (The right time, of course was statistically figured out with a bell curve. They're really neat and rather mathematically beautiful. I actually like them, as an idea).

Somewhere, in the depths of over eight years of crazy, the bit of my brain that used to sigh with relief when my kids hit those milestones exactly on time got rewritten. Now, when a nurse or doctor assures me that something is perfectly normal, just what they expected of child brain/body/whatever development, I go into full-fledged panic mode. Even though the maths part of my brain keeps reassuring me that my kids have to fall inside the middle of the bell curve for some things, another, perhaps more realistic part of my brain will go "you keep believing that if you like, buster, but I'll be over here locking myself in the panic room."

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