As a parent, one of the most crucial decisions we make for our children is how they receive their education. For many families in the UK home education has become […]
A tribe can simply be described as the group of people whom we can always turn to in times of need. The ones who’ll always be there, without reward or judgement. In the here and now it is more important than ever to connect with each other in a way that suits our needs. Here are 7 reasons why it is important to find your tribe…
Positive awareness for Down syndrome is something that is only really now bursting through into mainstream media. When there are so many positive things to be said it makes you wonder, why aren’t more people shouting about them? The reality is, it takes an awful lot of vulnerability to share your thoughts and experiences of a condition that so many take prejudice against. Fortunately, Jess (and also Bella!) have been ardently telling their story from the very beginning.
Celebrating 6 Years of Sunshine Support: Empowering Families and Advocating for Special Educational Needs
What began as a passionate endeavour to support, educate, and advocate for parents and professionals in the field of special educational needs has blossomed into a remarkable journey filled with achievements, resilience, and hope
We hear, too often, about children being locked in rooms and told they ‘must stay’ in buildings as a form of control or punishment, many schools are now securing each door with magnetic locks so children can’t freely leave. But, we ask, how lawful is this practice?
Parents, caregivers, and members of the education community are raising concerns and seeking clarity on the Department for Education’s (DfE) recent announcements regarding school attendance. The DfE’s seven updates, though aiming to improve the education system, have sparked curiosity and scepticism among many parents and educators, as a significant percentage voiced opposition during the public consultation.
We have broken down the important points for you to make sense of, as the main document is detailed and long-winded. This gives a little summary of what you need to know…
Imagine a classroom where every student’s unique way of understanding is not only acknowledged, but celebrated. Visual communication methods are a brilliant way to achieve just that. From printed visuals to sign language and Makaton, these methods offer a spectrum of possibilities that benefit not only those with communication differences or special educational needs but every single child in your class.
As parents, we embark on a remarkable journey filled with countless highs and lows no matter the needs of our child. Each milestone our child achieves brings joy and pride, but it’s the moments of struggle that truly make us doubt ourselves as parents. One such challenge that many parents face is supporting their child through toileting and continence development difficulties. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, please know that you’re not alone. There is support available, and we hope to give you some hope in this article…
As I glance at pictures of my beautiful daughter in her younger years I fantasise about what could have been… What should have been. We had a glorious relationship; “you and me against the world” we would say.
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria is a symptom of ADHD not listed in the DSM-5 and is considered as a form of emotional dysregulation. It is extremely common (around 95% of ADHDers experience it) in both children and adults with ADHD, but as there is still very little research it is unclear whether it is a trait exclusive to people with ADHD.