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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SEND: It’s been a tough time lately

I never know what I’m going to find each month when the time comes to write this post. I read lots of blogs on a regular basis but never quite feel up to date with what’s going on in everyones lives.  I’ve started to use this round-up as a catch-up.  Sometimes it’s light, sometimes it’s…

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SEND: Autism Awareness Month, BAPS Awards & SATs

It is finally beginning to feel like spring is here.  In fact it’s virtually verging on summer. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit blue and like many SEND parents and bloggers have been struggling with getting support for my kids.  Struggling with the stress of it all. It nearly always feels like there is a…

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SEND Parents & their mental health

The last month saw Mental Health Awareness Week.  As a SEND parent, as with most parents, I’m often focused more on my kids than myself.  Bringing up kids can be stressful but the facts show that bringing up a child with additional needs are more likely to struggle in some areas including that of stress…

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SEND: Where is the love?

It’s February, the month of love.  You may be surprised to know that spouses and lovers are not the most popular recipients of Valentine’s Day cards. Teachers will have received the most Valentine’s Day cards and children will have gotten more than their parents. I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling the love much this year and…

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