Today we took delivery of Olivia's new tinted lenses, and she is absolutely thrilled with them! We collected them from the sorting office this morning and went straight to the coffee shop to open them - she couldn't wait until we got home! She whipped them out of the box and put them straight on,… Continue reading The Day the New Tints Arrive! 🙂
This week, my youngest daughter Connie (4) wanted to write a story, so we did just that! The words came out of her head and I told her how to spell them, and she amazed me. Connie's birthday is 31st August, meaning she started school just a few days after her 4th birthday. I'll be… Continue reading The Inevitable Mum Guilt
Hi Everyone! Just a quick post this morning sharing our delight at it being half term week! I know it can go either way for some families - some children (like Olivia) are really ready for the break and down time, whilst I know other children do not like the change to the rigid routine… Continue reading Hooray For Half Term!
Tomorrow, we are heading for Olivia's second of three appointments for her Visual Stress. Olivia was formally diagnosed with Visual Stress back in October. Many of you may not have heard of Visual Stress, but if you or your child has a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of Dyslexia - then you should definitely consider exploring… Continue reading Visual Stress – What you need to know about Dyslexia’s Partner in Crime!
Today's post is inspired by a thread over on a support group this morning asking how our children sleep, and there is definitely a theme of many dyslexic children struggling to get to sleep and for similar reasons to those of my daughter Olivia. We have a really hard time sleeping in this house (well,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sleep (or lack of it!)
Like Many Dyslexics, Olivia has an amazing creative side. She loves to draw, colour, design, create and write. She is an lovely story writer! These traits have been present since being a toddler. Both her dad and I are very creative. Her Dad is brilliantly artistic, a modeller with great attention to detail, I am… Continue reading Lets talk creative talents and skills!
Before finally realising Olivia's struggles to be down to Dyslexia, I spent a long time(4-5 years in fact) struggling with her behaviours at home. Outside the home, at nursery and then school, Olivia was perfectly fine! There were no concerns from anybody regards her behaviour. But at home she was a totally different story! She… Continue reading How Dyslexia can affect behaviour