Parenting and me, part 1 – the early years as a parent on the spectrum

I became a parent to a beautiful daughter at the age of 20. In the grand scheme of things these days this isn't that 'young' an age to first become a parent. To me it was though, emotionally immature and struggling in life I hadn't moved much forwards from the mental age of 16. I've …

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Finding shelter from the storm, emotional dis-regulation and me

Emotional dis-regulation, it's hardly a snazzy blog title is it? I didn't really know what it was until it was described to me last year. I recognised that at times I get overwhelmed, but never had a name for it. Often I respond to feelings without really knowing what is going on, I find it …

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Self Harm and me

Today I was having a conversation with someone about children and mental health difficulties. In the conversation it came up that they wondered if self harm was an attention seeking activity. It's possible I misunderstood what they mean't, or didn't quite process what they were saying correctly, so this post isn't an attack on what …

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Autism and me, the diagnosis

Having accepted the cancelled appointment mentioned in my previous blog the terror and fear set in about attending, it was probably a good thing I only had 24 hours to mull it over. I had no idea what to expect as I'd intentionally not done any reading beforehand. I was too worried about finding the …

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Autism and me – the trigger to seeking help

Hello, and welcome to the first post of my blog. I love to write and thought it might be a good platform to track my story and recovery and to also receive feedback and suggestions from others.I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder a few weeks ago as an adult. I will be starting my …

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