Engage better with parent carers using these “Top Tips” for busy schools

By |2023-12-06T10:41:36+00:00December 6th, 2023|Categories: #bridgingthegap, co-production, communication, education, effective communication, parenting a child with disabilties, Parents as partners, special needs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

When Government Improvement Plans or initiatives arrive in inboxes, or in the media, it can be incredibly frustrating when schools already have so many everyday demands on time and resources. We know that the additional demands you feel, unite schools with the families you engage with, who are also focussing on ‘just’ getting through the [...]

Losing control

By |2023-06-20T11:19:25+01:00June 20th, 2023|Categories: communication, education, mind the gap, mum of child with disability, Parents as partners, Simple Stuff Works, Uncategorized|

Ever feel like you are losing control? One of the first things to disappear when becoming the parent of a child with complex needs, is a sense of control. Some people live deluded that they are the masters of their own destiny, but for parents of someone with disabilities, the weeks ahead are shaped by [...]

Don’t call me Mum Initiative

By |2022-06-21T20:17:54+01:00June 21st, 2022|Categories: Don't call me Mum, Parents as partners|

Only a few people in this world call me Mum, and to everyone else I request that they, "Please don't call me mum." I have a few pet hates. They include; Hardened Weetabix that needs a chisel to remove it from the bowl. Finding my laundry mottled with disintegrated tissue. Someone parking so close to my [...]

Losing control

By |2019-01-16T19:11:24+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: communication, education, mind the gap, mum of child with disability, Parents as partners, Simple Stuff Works, Uncategorized|

Ever feel like you are losing control? One of the first things to disappear, when I became the parent of a child with complex needs, was a sense of control. Once I foolishly thought I was the master of your own destiny. Suddenly, the weeks ahead of me were moulded and shaped by a growing [...]

5 little things that make a Big Difference

By |2021-01-29T17:11:32+00:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: cerebral palsy, Don't call me Mum, featured, mum of child with disability, parenting, Parents as partners, Uncategorized|

When I worked as a  nurse in A&E, I knew that even in the middle of emergency procedures, how I treated the patient and family would be remembered. As a parent standing over my fitting son while the doctors fought to stop an hour long seizure, this simple fact went from theory to reality. As a healthcare professional [...]

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Don’t call me Mum Initiative

By |2020-06-20T08:20:05+01:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: Don't call me Mum, Parents as partners|

Only a few people in this world call me Mum, and to everyone else I ask, "Please don't call me mum." I have a few pet hates. They include; Hardened weetabix that needs a chisel to remove Finding my laundry mottled with disintegrated tissue Someone parking so close to my wheelchair adapted car that I can’t [...]

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