Posts Tagged “anxiety”

A bit more thought needed

By | May 12, 2017

Last week, D was invited to sing in a “summer gala” with her school, at a local secondary school. As anyone who regularly reads my blogs will know that D suffers from a great deal of anxiety but – and we are so, so pleased at this – her music teachers have a softly, softly, […]

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Anxious #WOTW #R2BC

By | November 15, 2014

It’s been a strange week this last week, a week in which D’s emotions, worries and anxieties about many things have dominated the days (and nights). The above had to be the one word that’s summed up our week. She’s had extreme anxieties around basketball after school club, so much so that we’ve stopped her […]

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“Delicate D” day Thurs 14th Nov 2013

By | November 14, 2013

Delicate, volatile and fragile would describe D today. She was over-anxious this morning worrying about the invitation for the birthday party she’s going to on Saturday. She couldn’t find it in her carry-everything-in-it bag and wouldn’t let me look. Even though we know the time and place and I have the child’s mum’s number, D […]

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Lows and Highs Thurs 24th Oct 2013

By | October 24, 2013

If there were a spectrum of emotions assigned to D, we’d have definitely ticked off all the boxes today. She has had a very emotional day, to put it mildly. The school run this morning was fraught, both T and D are extremely weary in the run-up to half term and we were halfway along […]

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Hand in Hand #WhatsTheStory

By | October 21, 2013

This is D and Hubbie, hand-in-hand after a great trip to the circus (post below). We don’t get to take many pictures like this, D’s anxieties mean that she’s far more comfortable in her "safety zone" of her buggy and for years, she wouldn’t even let Hubbie push it, it had to be me. So, […]

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Moving forwards Thurs 3rd Oct 2013

By | October 3, 2013

D was the "star of the day" in her class (of 8 pupils) today and she was delighted. Statistically, of course, it stands to reason that she could be one every other week or so, but it was very welcomed, especially after the routine changes of the last few days. Her TA came down a […]

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Like a seesaw Thurs 26th Sept 2013

By | September 26, 2013

I don’t know why I’ve put a jokey title on tonight’s blog…well, I do. My initial instinct is to put something like "grrr, bl**dy school" or alternatively "taking no notice". Because I’m cross, extremely cross, on behalf of T. Our high-functioning little stat-man who has had an anxiety attack this evening over something that happened […]

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Hopscotch! Weds 18th Sept 2013

By | September 18, 2013

I wish today had been as simple as playing Hopscotch, not that D has ever been able to master it. Unfortunately it hasn’t been a good day for D, she bottled up her emotions until she saw me at hometime (thank goodness she got down the school stairs safely) and we had a bolt situation. […]

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Tip-it Tuesday 17th Sept 2013

By | September 17, 2013

Today was a strange day. It’s had a whole myriad of emotions contained in it. The majority autism/anxiety related. We had the frustrations of T, trying to help (bless him) by wheeling D’s buggy down the hall, forcing and ramming it so hard it thought he’d break it, not listening to requests not to force […]

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Out-of-sorts Mon 16th Sept 2013

By | September 16, 2013

The title described T well…to a "t" this evening. He’s been agitated and grumpy to the point of total non-communication after school. Maybe it was the realisation that the secondary school he wants to go to (because his friend is hoping to go there) is too far away (in terms of catchment area) and he […]

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