#bridgingthegap

/#bridgingthegap

Leaving lockdown

By |2020-06-19T17:46:14+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: #bridgingthegap, Born at the Right Time Training, communication, covid-19, education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you had told me six months ago that any of the support we relied was going to be taken away from us as a family (until further notice), I would have considered locking myself in my bedroom. Ask me to home school ANY of my children = tears (there is a reason I am [...]

Reimagine a new way.

By |2020-06-10T14:28:09+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: #bridgingthegap, training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world is reeling. It has been shaken to the core. Our values, way of life and priorities have been challenged. For parents who have children with complex needs, we’ve been here before. We know what it is like to have our world turned upside down. To feel loss and yet incredibly grateful. To be aggrieved [...]

Lockdown: Caring isn’t cancelled

By |2020-04-16T12:27:00+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: #bridgingthegap, Carers, community, disability, family, Lockdown, Uncategorized|

Medications 7 times through the day and night isn't cancelled. 24-hour PEG feeds aren't cancelled. Hoisting and toileting isn't cancelled. 24-hour postural care isn’t cancelled. Personal care isn't cancelled. Cooking, cleaning, educating, playing, resting isn’t cancelled. Contacting and negotiating with professionals isn’t cancelled. Visual stimulation, sensory stimulation and active movements aren’t cancelled Trying to keep your [...]

Behind closed doors

By |2020-02-05T19:26:37+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: #bridgingthegap, Born at the Right Time Training, communication, effective communication, training|Tags: , , , |

There is more to me than you can see. I don’t show my vulnerabilities because that is not how it should be. But when I dare to look into your eyes, I know you are a lot like me.   I wake in the night, worrying about what more I should do, but you only get to [...]

Island life and bridging the gap

By |2019-07-16T11:58:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: #bridgingthegap, communication, community, expectations, Island living|

Being the parent to child with complex disabilities is like living on an island. The surrounding people each reside on their own islands which on the surface appear similar but feel worlds apart. To others, my island looked just like theirs, but I knew it was so very different. Although the other islands were not too [...]