SPD – what does it stand for?

Our son has SPD. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder.  What does sensory processing disorder mean? Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a […]

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I’m not a bad parent because my kid doesn’t sleep.

There, I said it. My kid doesn’t sleep. Ok, he does, but he doesn’t sleep well sometimes and we still have nights where he wakes once, if not more than once, sometimes up to three times. He needs help to go back to sleep and he often wakes early (and I mean early, before 6am) […]

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He doesn’t need to “get better”…

There are two things not to say to a parent of a child with sensory processing disorder or any other invisible issue that doesn’t manifest in a way that can be seen “physically”… “He looks fine, though” & “so when will he get better?” Both have been said to me recently. Both were well meant […]

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It’s not a cure, he doesn’t need a cure…

I hadn’t intended to write a post about sleep or SPD, because right now, things are pretty smooth. My lovely boy is sleeping at night, thanks to having had his tonsils and adenoids removed and no longer waking in the night. It has made a huge difference to him physically and emotionally.  He is coping […]

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Was it worth it?

So if you read our blog or follow us on social media, you will know that three weeks ago, we made the decision to have our small boy’s adenoids and tonsils removed. This meant surgery.  An adenoidtonsillectomy as the procedure is know, is not something that is done regularly now. It used to be common […]

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S is for sleep, T is for tonsils…

I have always said that Mum instinct is very rarely wrong and that if you feel that something is amiss with your kid(s) you should act on it. I have been proven right before, twice, with health issues with my children, once when I put my foot down and pushed past a whole host of […]

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Yup, I medicate my kid… 

I do. I medicate him! That’s shocking, isn’t it? What’s even more shocking is that I medicate him so he will go to sleep. I’m such an awful, terrible, selfish mother, aren’t I?  There. The truth is out. Judge away. Judge a lot.  Lecture me on how I should do bedtime, and ask me if […]

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What you don’t see – the bumblebee

There’s a noise, I can hear it. It’s a low humming sound. It’s sometimes constant and determined, or it’s sporadic and patchy. It can be heard over other noise, and will often compete with louder noises and it’s also in the background, making itself known but not as obvious. To me, it sounds like a […]

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