dyslexia

Roses – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The rose I bought for my partner just before she left us has sprung into life. Wish she was here to see it. I finally shamed myself into sorting out the garden jungle. Maybe not immaculate but certainly almost passable. Suddenly we have flowers and roses. I had forgotten how many roses we bought before the world changed. I remember the day we finally got our son’s medical diagnosis signed off. It was a bit of a journey to the…

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It’s a fight – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Life is a permanent fight for survival. That applies to plants. It applies to humans. It applies to me. It probably applies to you. For me it’s a fight on many fronts Depression Grief Isolation School Government Health Providers Finances Stereotyping Body Tiredness Workload With myself It’s never ending. As much as you try you can never apparently win. Often your best hope is to just keep in the game. Survive another day. But the key is to try and…

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It’s meal time again. – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

“Dad you have just made that up. I’m not having your favourite desert as a kid was called a Knickerbocker Glory” It was. It was the ultimate childhood treat. I sometimes feel as old as Captain America – in a time before Windows 1.0, in a time before Rubiks really annoying Cube, probably even before VHS Recorders. The Knickerbocker became a bit of favourite for me. It’s was layered ice cream and fruit sundae heaven. And where did they get…

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Dilemmas – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The world is full of dilemmas and seemingly perplexing questions. Sleep on your back or front Tea or Coffee Is Trump a criminal or political hero To help the injured bird or leave it for the hungry predator Football or Soccer Is Brexit a good thing or stupid Sunsets or Sunrises Tomato Ketchup or Mayonnaise on Fries Captain America or Ironman Toblerone – best chocolate ever or a chocolate designed to do damage to the top of your mouth on…

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A touch of yellow – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Oilseed Crops are stunning at this time of year. Just a carpet of yellow. As we walk along the path I ponder the chances of being ambushed by a group of barbarians in giant banana costumes. Son wonders if this would be the perfect location for Pikachu to hide. As we walk along son suddenly asks “Why do I have dyslexia?” Son already knows the answer but it’s vagueness, it’s lack of clarity doesn’t sit well with his way…

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How to support a bilingual child with dyslexia? – Parents Article

  Hello, Can you please advise us on the following with regards to a 7-year-old? The boy’s mother is Australian, the father who he visits is Australian. His step father is from Pakistan and speaks Urdu, English and Arabic. The boy has been to Arabic Maktab but was not able to get past the first page after many weeks. Later the Public School got him tested as he was struggling at school and found out he is dyslexic.  The majority in…

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