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First, put on your own oxygen mask

First, put on your own oxygen mask (published in Adoption Today, Feb 2015 under the pseudonym ‘Annie’) “Parenting is hard work but so rewarding”& “You’ll be such a great Mum; what a lucky boy” were the two commonest responses received when I told the families I was working with that I was taking adoption leave. […]

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Why all these labels?

Why all these labels? It was a common occurrence while working in the NHS to receive a referral letter from a Paediatrician describing a child with “a little bit of ADHD, a moderate degree of ASD and a lot of dyspraxia” – sometimes in variable quantities! How must the parents feel, I would wonder, knowing […]

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