Creating a PDA friendly lifestyle

I originally wrote this for Steph's Two Girls' 'Our PDA Story' series earlier this year. I thought it would be nice to add it to the blog roll and share again here. At age 6, and a few months before her PDA diagnosis, my daughter started refusing life as we knew it. Gradually, one by … Continue reading Creating a PDA friendly lifestyle

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A note on difficult transitions

We went to a new play-park this week and when it was time to go home for dinner Little Miss M was unable to leave. I'm sure most (if not all) parents experience their children not wanting to leave somewhere from time to time. Parents of toddlers in particular might even encounter a 'battle of … Continue reading A note on difficult transitions

A note on the fear (or intolerance) of uncertainty

My beautiful girl is so stressed by the fear of uncertainty at the moment. Demand avoidance is one thing, one very difficult and challenging thing, but this is something else all together. I cannot reduce life's uncertainties like I can reduce demands and no amount of distractions will take her mind off the uncertainty she … Continue reading A note on the fear (or intolerance) of uncertainty

The Wizard’s Wish or How He Made The Yuckies Go Away – A book for children about Emotional Freedom Techniques

I've been sitting on this book recommendation for a while now, waiting for the right time to introduce it to Little Miss M. The wrong time would only trigger demand avoidance and potentially close the door to introducing it forever (or at least a very long time because of the fear associated with it). After … Continue reading The Wizard’s Wish or How He Made The Yuckies Go Away – A book for children about Emotional Freedom Techniques