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YOUR CHILD IS NOT BROKEN: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child Without Losing Your Marbles

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I am fairly sure I am also autistic (I have learnt this through the assessment process for her) and that her two younger siblings also are autistic. I held back on five stars, only because I felt like it was a great start and I also wanted a few more tools and tips for the stage of parenting I'm in. Follow Heidi's irreverent and brutally honest story of her fight to be seen, heard and supported, while swimming against a tide of parent blame, ableist stereotypes and the weight of other people's opinions.

YOUR CHILD IS NOT BROKEN: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child Without YOUR CHILD IS NOT BROKEN: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child

Again, this is just my experience, but there was very little about how socially isolating parenting a child with SEN can be and what to do when people you know personally are judgemental about their behaviour. It's a very touchy feely book in the sense that it is an honest account of the feelings involved and very affirming to those feelings.I liked Mavir's writing style - I could almost hear her voice right next to me, like chatting to a friend. It would be good for parents and teachers of neurotypical children to read this also, to help them begin to understand how challenging everyday life can be for ND children and their parents as a result of treatment from people who at best are just ignorant of neurodiversity, or who at worst don't care enough to want to understand it. This would have been so beneficial at the start of the journey likewise where we are now with diagnosis and out of school waiting for specialist school place to become available this has been helpful.

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Thank you for sharing and being strong enough to let all of us know that we are not alone and our children are NOT broken. In 2019 she founded EOTAS MATTERS to support families like hers who's children and young people need education outside a school setting.The wonderful humour and frankness had me nodding and smiling and crying because this book knows what I'm dealing with right now.

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