SEND: Managing expectations and setting small goals

Ann at Rainbows Are Too Beautiful muses on ten years as a SEND parent and the incredible support and information she’s acquired from fellow SEND bloggers at BritMums including Jade at The Autism Page who has kindly guestwritten this month’s round-up. I can hardly believe another decade has past. Ten years ago I had no…

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SEND: Ideas for easing stress and anxiety at Christmas

The Christmas holidays can be an overwhelming time of year for BritMums’ SEND familles. This month’s round-up by Ann at Rainbows Are Too Beautiful focusses on tips and tactics to ease holiday stress and anxiety. As we head to a busy time of year for many, SEND bloggers are sharing opinions tips and campaign messages. …

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How SEND families plan for Bonfire Night

Loud noises, bright contrasts, sudden changes of direction and usually lots and lots of people. All this while being in an unfamiliar place, open to the elements and in the dark. This can often make attending Bonfire night or Fireworks tricky for some children with SEND whilst others can be mesmerised. What tips can we…

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SEND: Helping families cope with the stress and anxiety of change

This time of year is often difficult as we leave summer behind and get back to school routines. It always feels hectic as we catch up on meetings, work and those things that got left over the holidays. I’ve certainly been very busy so am delighted to have Jade from The Autism Page guest host…

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SEND: What’s different about our summer?

Where like us you are away for the summer or staying at home, the truth is it’s often a different experience for families with SEND kids.  Whether it’s extra planning, extra stuff or simply ‘it’s just not happening’ our breaks can be challenging. So what did SEND family bloggers say when I asked them “What…

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