SEND: Places and people

The places and people me meet can have such an impact on our and our SEN kids lives.  Often Called Cathy tells us about her experiences when she feels there is no place for disabled people even in the most obvious of places.  Making more places for disabled people is the discussion on the Inclusive Home.…

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Prince Charles: My parenting role model?

I’m not a royalist. At all. I definitely sit more in the ‘what’s the point of them?’ camp than the ‘I think I’ll order that decorative plate with the Queen’s face on from the Sunday mag’ side when it comes to the Royal Family. Yet I’ve found my stance wavering on occasion. Wills and Harry…

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Dads: Halloween – great or ghastly?

Another year, another Halloween. Every year it seems to get a little bit bigger, a little more commercial (and a little more likely to one day be sponsored by the British Dental Association). But is that a good thing? Is Halloween a day to be enjoyed … or endured? We can always rely on John…

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Do we need to rethink the word ‘girly’?

Is there such a thing as ‘too girly’?  That’s the question we were asking ourselves when some people took issue with the name of a Swiss fashion doll being launched in the UK, which we’re working with. The brand is called I’M A GIRLY. It’s this word ‘girly’ that’s triggered responses, rather than the dolls…

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LOL: Scary parenting moments

Halloween has been and gone.  The pumpkins may have rotted.  The kids may have finally come down from their candy induced sugar high.  But when you’re a parent, you can be frightened out of your wits all year round.   All parents have felt that fear.  When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping…

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SEND: Growing & coping

Looking outside recently it’s hard to believe it’s October and time for the Britmums SEND Round-up.  However despite the summery weather, SEND Bloggers are as usual up to their eyes in school, work and life. While 47 Stripey Socks is looking back on the summer with fondness, Ms Parent Advocate writes about the first day…

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