Growing Up

Well over the last few months things have changed.  As any parent with a child who has Asperger’s and ADHD knows that change is a difficult thing and small things make a big difference and they must be done at the pace of the child.

Oliver’s sister does study support on a morning and then goes onto breakfast club but Oliver has never wanted to attend breakfast club, until one morning he sat in the car and asked his dad if he could go and guess what he loved it. He didn’t eat any breakfast as he said he didn’t like it or having breakfast there, thanfully he does have breakfast at home so from that point of view I am not concerned. But by him going to helps so much as I start work at 6 am and his dad does the school run and then goes into work by Oliver helping and going to breakfast club it means his dad can get into work on time. He is beigning to socialise a little more with people in breakfast and he loves playing table tennis, this all started from doing one homework club at school. It seemed to give him confidance to do more.

It has even lead to him sleeping over at his nanny and grandads. 🙂 He has dinner at home and then we take him over he has a small time to play, watch TV before bed. (in previous times this is when I would get a call to come bad collect him or I wouldn’t even have got to the car) He goes to bed sharing the room with his sister to give him some comfort and he takes all the teddies he needs. He doesn’t sleep with the teddies he is just used to them being on his bed and wanted them on the bed like he has at home. I have to take his cereal over and his bread for toast because even if nanny gets the same to Oliver it isn’t the same and this is to make sure he eats breakfast, I also give him a time on when I will be picking him up, this never gives me a lay in lol as he likes to be home early. But for us this is a massive start. It enabled us to go to a party and then this weekend he asked to go on his own accord which meant we got unexpected time together which was lovely.


He has rebooked for another course in Tennis which he seems to be loving and he is doing very well at I sat and watched his last session before half term, and was pleased to see the progress he had made and to see him enjoying something and doing it independently with out me or my husband or his sister.


I have parents evening tomorrow night so I am sure I will find time to blog about that, sometimes time flies you sit thinking I should blog about that but you never get around to it. Life can be hard but it can also be so rewarding.






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