Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorders

As a parent it can be heart-breaking to watch your child struggle with their food. Whether this is seen as ‘picky eating’ or something else, it’s hard to understand when it’s an actual problem and how we go about helping them. 

We’ve all heard the terms “disordered eating” and “eating disorders”, but are they really the same? Let’s clear this up…

Discrimination against Parents in the Workplace

As a parent or carer of a child with special educational needs or disabilities, you may face unique challenges in the workplace. Understanding your rights and protections under employment law is crucial. 

The Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to prevent discrimination against individuals with protected characteristics. One important aspect of this legislation is associative discrimination, which can affect you as a parent or carer.

Why Home Educate?

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 […]

Pre-Action Protocol and Judicial Review – Your Legal Rights

As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their education. When local authorities fall short of their legal responsibilities in processing Education, Health, and Care (EHC) needs assessments or managing the EHCP (Education, Health, and Care Plan), it can be a stressful and frustrating experience. However, it’s essential to know that you have legal rights and recourse to hold the council accountable for their actions. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of ensuring that your child receives the support they deserve.

The Department for Education’s School Attendance Announcements – All You Need To Know

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…

ADHD: What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

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.