Three Spiritual Parenting Truths For Children With Additional Needs

Spiritual parenting can be a journey that is difficult and confusing for any parent; it can be full of setbacks and challenging questions, fraught with the danger of us saying one thing and doing another; full of unexpected surprises, as well as being a total joy and blessing for us and our child.  But throw into that … Continue reading Three Spiritual Parenting Truths For Children With Additional Needs

Why Additional/Special Needs Parenting Is Like A Circus

Additional Needs parenting can be a bit like a circus sometimes, maybe more than we would like to admit!  Here’s a (hopefully) light-hearted look at how at times we can play many of the familiar roles of circus performers… Circus (noun):  a travelling company of acrobats, clowns, and other entertainers which gives performances, typically in a … Continue reading Why Additional/Special Needs Parenting Is Like A Circus

Is Being A Special Needs Parent Worth It?

This question lurks in the heart of every special needs parent; it is kept down, out of sight, but every now and then when we are tired beyond our ability to cope, knocked down by another bit of bad news, yet again clearing up something we hoped we would never have to see again, or … Continue reading Is Being A Special Needs Parent Worth It?

Sex and Relationships: Young People with Special/Additional Needs

Sex and relationships is a hot topic in youth work at the moment, and rightly so when we see the mixed messages, confusing feelings and myriad questions that young people are dealing with every day.  But for young people with additional needs this topic is often one that is considered to be irrelevant for them, … Continue reading Sex and Relationships: Young People with Special/Additional Needs

Who Would Have Believed This? What A Difference A Year Makes!

It’s been quite a year!  As we sat around the meeting table yesterday for yet another ‘Child In Need’ review meeting, it was almost impossible to believe the progress that James has made in the past 12 months.  Stories flowed from social worker’s, school staff, CAMHS team members… all thrilled at how things had changed… … Continue reading Who Would Have Believed This? What A Difference A Year Makes!