Parents eve

This evening was Lynxs year 3. Parents eve which i never quite know how is going to be! Feeling under the weather this week so wasn’t really in best place for it however his teacher was full of praise and encouragement about lynx . He’s progressed really well and partaking in lot of intervention groups for support I’m his learning and social skills .
He’s happier and confident as a result .
With his autism he does have bad days which can b heightened as a result of tiredness or change of routine . It’s half term next week and I think he’s very ready to break up as he’s getting slightly agitated and unsettled the last few days . So some days he doesn’t want to go to school and he’s very much a boy who likes to be at home 🙂
As his mum j have to find ways to support his learning and make it manageable and find ways to alleviate any stresses . He struggles with homework especially writing and spellings .i use a puzzle method of learning his spellings which means he’s being creative and breaks it down a little bit .i also actively encourage any interest he has and build a way around that area for him learn and grow . For example he has discovered roald Dahl so we have had trips to library and even treated him to a book from wh smith .to see his face light up looking at the book reading or just imagining and often listening to me reading to him is a amazing feeling .
Happy that parents eve was a success well done lil man .



My baby going to big school

This sept saw a very big change for me as a mum and one I had openly been dreading ! My beautiful daughter started secondary school and she was very ready for this next step .however mummy wasn’t ! For me it represented change and a end of a era . Where have the years gone? Will she b ok? Will she go off the rails? Will she get good grades? These were some of the many questions going over in my head and for someone who suffers with anxiety it was a struggle.
It also brought memories to me of less happier times of when I was 11 and I think I’ve struggled relating to Estelle at times because she’s not had the same experiences as me and this has caused friction and problems in communication between mother and daughter.
she has pushed the boundaries and tested me since the summer really and this is all about her finding who she is however I’ve had to reevaluate my parenting skills which has been quite let’s be honest we as mums don’t want to admit we could be wrong ? Due to my past being a good mum is very important to me and I probably put too much pressure on myself at times .
However we are approaching half term and I’m pleased to say Estelle is really happy and settled in year 7 .shes organised with her homework showing dedication bt also made new friends which she sees most weekends and going to the schools Halloween disco . The relief that I can say this is brilliant and a weight off my shoulders !
Now just need to curb the little chip on my wonderful daughters shoulders lol