I have been learning to parent respectfully since becoming a mum four and a half years ago. When you parent without punishments, time outs, yelling, hitting etc, you soon learn that your definitely in the minority. You’re thought of as one of “those” parents and people think your children have no discipline. I think some people […]
About Amy Bean
Amy is a mum to two children in a neurodiverse family, a youth worker and devoted chocolate consumer. New to the autistic community, with her eldest identified autistic in July 2014, Amy has found that autistic voices have been her biggest ally in understanding her son and being able to provide him the support and understanding he needs. Amy feels strongly about neurodiversity, ableism and challenging the myths around autism.
Entries by Amy Bean
Sometimes I am jolted into the realisation that’s some people just don’t look at my child with my eyes. Or know him as I know him. They just don’t get him. Being jolted into this realisation hurts. I wish people were able to put aside what they think they know about autism. Take your autism […]
Recently I have discovered we have been living in a bit of a bubble. A cocoon type of bubble, safe and warm. The bubble is where I don’t feel I have to translate anything for anyone else and we, my family of four can just be. My son who is 4.5 was diagnosed with autism […]