Suspended play. ASD at eight-and-a-half

I am feeling ambivalent about Jonah’s future. Huge gains are compromised by a better sense of his limitations, as was epitomised today when Jonah showed, and just as quickly lost, an interest in playing tennis. It feels churlish to complain about a game, when Jonah is reading Harry Potter apace, his maths books returned from…

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We need a new normal: our collective myopia will be our undoing. How can we avoid sleepwalking into the apocalypse?

Everyone knows we’re sleepwalking into disaster. The fact this century feels like one drawn out Armageddon is because it is.* We are in the middle of a mass extinction, with millions of species expiring in quick succession-  nearly half OF ALL SPECIES disappearing from the planet over the last 35 years. Watching “The Men Who…

Q. What does Magaluf Girl have to do with a single mum from America who was arrested for letting her 9 year old daughter play alone in the park ? A. Almost Everything (that’s wrong with the world)

I believe early independence can help prevent teenage rebellion. I believe this so strongly I am going to hold up my hands and admit I let my nearly six year old daughter and her nearly nine year old brother take the dog for a walk, alone – together – in Hackney. Yes, in inner city…