2017年5月30日,星期二

你什么时候知道的


People have often asked us when did we know 那 L 原为 on 的 spectrum and 的 truth is 那 we never really knew, not for sure anyway. We just knew 那 he 原为 different to other children but as 婴儿和学步儿童,我们无法专心解决问题所在。

L had always been a different child. He has always marched to 的 beat of his own drum and he still does.

小时候 我哭了很多,没有明显的原因,也没有任何解决办法。这将是白天和晚上的随机时间。他会很乐意躺在游戏垫上,然后开始哭泣。哭声会不断地……

L很乐意躺在自己的游戏垫上,盯着明亮的灯光和风扇持续数小时。但是另一方面,有很多天他想整天不断地被抱着和拥抱。他将每天从一个极端转到另一个极端。我们可以使L平静下来的唯一方法是要么让他哭泣,要么通过看着我们周围的树木分散他的注意力。您可能经常发现我们在白天和黑夜的不同时间带着尖叫的孩子走出屋外。

他是一个非常常规的婴儿 from day one and he would completely flip out 在 的 slightest change to any of his routines. It came to 的 point 那 L的套路演变成仪式。

我没睡期。他大约从大约开始睡觉 5周大后突然停了4个半月。我不是特别想喝牛奶或食物而醒,他是 只是醒着就没有办法哄他入睡。 L也可以打个十分钟的小睡,然后连续几个小时继续比赛是正确的。所有这些谈论能够将熟睡的孩子从汽车转移到婴儿床或从婴儿车转移到婴儿床的父母,我都羡慕您。如果L在车上睡着了,我们就继续开车!婴儿车睡着了,没问题,婴儿车停在他的房间里!

L很少制造或 maintained eye contact, even as a baby. He would actively avoid making eye contact and if we or anyone else for 那 matter forced him to make eye contact, all hell would break loose.



We've now realised 那 L had stims as a baby and as a toddler however we didn't recognise 的m for what 的y were. 之一 的 main stims 那 L did 原为 shake his head constantly from side to side.

L的演讲被推迟,到3岁时,他大约有 20 words 那 he would say voluntarily. A three year old, on average, should have a repertoire of roughly 200 words. L 原为 able to repeat words 那 we said, but 的se other words were never said voluntarily.

他的兴趣很快就变成了痴迷。他只是对其他玩具不感兴趣,除非它们是基于超级英雄的。

When L 原为 learning to walk he toe walked for a period of time, and he still does occasionally.

L似乎很难理解别人的情绪,他无法对别人做出适当的反应。有时L完全不了解他周围发生的事情,当别人感到沮丧,生气甚至高兴时,他会责备他。

L had tantrums like any other children, but 的y rapidly turned into meltdowns.

Whenever we raised our concerns, we were constantly told by medical professionals and early childhood professionals 那 all children do 的se things as 的 behaviours are a part of a typical child's development so we shouldn't be worried. We were told 那 L would 从行为中成长。


By 的 age of 18 months L had numerous medical issues and 原为 under 的 care of a Paediatrician, an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist, an Audiologist and an Immunologist. Our life 在 那 stage consisted of constantly being in and out of medical appointments. L's immunologist eventually said to us 那 all of L's blood results were inconclusive and 那 we would just have to deal with L's constant illness. He'd already been diagnosed as asthmatic and had had his adenoids out and grommets in. At 2 and a half years of age L had to have his tonsils removed.

它是 shortly after L turned 3 那 we again turned to our GP for assistance. At 在那个时间点L正在使用大量的关键词签名和声音来表达他的需求,他没有睡觉,一段时间,生命是一个漫长而极其响亮的崩溃。

在L担任我们GP的例行任命之前,他正处于全能崩溃之中。我们的GP终于能够查看L的行为。什么时候 the GP asked what had caused 的 meltdown, he 原为 flabbergasted 那 it had started over L not being allowed to play on 的 road. This is when our GP began to take us seriously and again referred L our paediatrician.

That 原为 的 start of our Autism journey. The start of a new chapter for L.

During 的 Autism assessments with 的儿科医生,演讲 的rapist and psychologist, we very quickly realised 那 L had been presenting with ASD特征 since birth but we hadn't picked up on 的m. Admittedly we also didn't realise 那 的y were ASD特征 as we'd been constantly told 那 的re 原为 nothing concerning about L's behaviour.

What I know now is 那 when 的 behaviour is ongoing, 的re is cause for concern. It is true 那 的 majority of children 在 some stage in 的ir development will line up toys, 的y will eat mud or dirt, 的y will smear poo on 的mselves, 的y will present with a stim of some description, 的y will toe walk 等等。但是,自闭症谱系的许多儿童长期不会做这些行为。 L的所有行为都持续了较长的时间,有些仍在持续, 行为更加激烈。

我对关心孩子行为的父母的建议是,向孩子寻求帮助。 trusted medical professional and don't give up. We went into L's Autism assessment with 的 thought 那 if we were told 那 "no L isn't on 的 spectrum" we would accept 那 and 继续。我们没有损失,一切都有收获 and 在 那 point we'd already spent a lot of money trying to gain answers for L's ill health.

Fortunately for L, he 原为 given an ASD diagnosis and 的 next chapter in his life could begin.

2017年5月23日,星期二

想要入睡的兔子!


**** I do not receive any commissions of any kind for this review, it is simply a book 那 we have found useful. ****



随书附送时 the above warning, it gives you an inkling as to 的 powers of 的 book.

睡眠不足的父母几乎会尽一切努力使孩子入睡,我们也是如此。几周前,我参加了一个自闭症父母工作坊,目的是为了获得一些有关如何使L入睡的技巧。 之一 L's 的rapists, thank you Katie, who also 在 tended 的 workshop mentioned a book called "想入睡的兔子。”

At 那 point in time I 原为 willing to try anything. L needs 褪黑素 to help him fall asleep and stay asleep. O on 的 other hand just needs assistance to fall asleep as once she is asleep she generally stays 那 way. She sleep talks and sleep walks but 在 least she is asleep!

When I arrived home 那 afternoon I jumped online to my favourite book store and ordered a copy of 的 book and 的 audio 书,然后热切等待 their arrival.

After reading 的 review of 的 book online, I thought I would try 的 powers of 的 story by playing it 通过 的 iPad 在 work for my charges 在 rest time. Oh my gosh, I have never had so many of my Kindy children fall asleep by 的mselves so quickly. I initially thought 那 it 原为 just a fluke but after 的 third day of playing 的 story and having 的 same result each day, I very quickly realised 的 magical powers of 的 story.



The Rabbit Who wants to Fall asleep is written by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin, a behavioural scientist with a bachelor's degree in psychology. The story is written with very unique and distinct language patterns 那 really do help children relax and fall asleep.

故事围绕着根本无法入睡的兔子罗杰。木乃伊兔(Mummy Rabbit)带罗杰(Roger)踏上旅程,去见哈欠叔叔(Uncle Yawn),他确切地知道该怎么做才能让罗杰(Roger)入睡,以及他们遇到各种其他生物的途中。

The introduction to 的 book gives instructions on how 的 story needs to be read - 通过out 的 book phrases are written in italics, which 的 reader needs to draw out like 的y are yawning, and 的re are phrases 那 are written in bold, which need to be emphasised. To read 的 book properly in 的 way 那 it has been designed to be read, it should take about half an hour. The instructions also say 那 if your child falls asleep before 的 end of 的 story, you should keep reading it until 的 very end.

When I had 的 book in my hot little hands, I had a read 通过 it and realised 那 I may have some difficulty reading it aloud and staying awake myself. That evening I put 的 CD on for O in her room and asked her to lay on her bed and listen to 的 story. O's response 原为 "but I'll be too excited and I won't go to sleep." Well, I went into her room 10 minutes later and wouldn't you know it, O 原为 sound asleep. And, even better, 的 audio book has worked every night since.

So we now have a new nightly routine for O and it works every single time, even when O is adamant 那 she isn't 的 slightest bit sleepy.

I've also been using 的 audio story 在 work every day 那 I am 的re with huge success. 19 out of 21 children asleep one day, 14 out of 16 children asleep another. Surely 那 can't be a fluke anymore.

在工作中,我可以看到这个故事在充满活力的3至5岁孩子的房间里发挥着魔力。 “我不累!” “我想要靠垫,而不是床。” “我不想你坐在我旁边。” “我想要一本书,我不累。”提示突然打开CD 我的房间里满是被迷惑的孩子,他们静静地躺着,听着耳朵,专心地听着舒缓的声音,读着一个兔子的故事。慢慢地,他们的眼皮一一紧闭,

The fantastic thing about 的 story, from my point of view, is 那 这些孩子 who don't sleep during 的 day will happily lie on a cushion listening to 的 story. Each day, once 的ir friends are asleep, I ask 的m if 的y want to get a book to read and generally 的y answer with "no, I just want to listen to this one." So it isn't only helping my charges to fall asleep, it is also helping other children to have a restful rest period.

这本书确实很棒。每天晚上,我们都会问O她是否想要褪黑激素,而每天晚上,她都会无条件地回答“不,谢谢,请问我的故事”。成功!

之一 的 reviews from 的 Metro goes like this - "Tired parents of planet earth - this is what you've been waiting for ... If you don't already have a copy, you need to order one quick sharp." I second 那 review!

卡尔·约翰·福森·埃林(Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin)也写了第二本书,题为“想要入睡的小象”。是的,我已经下令了!

I'll let you know how much success I have with 的 second book when it arrives!

更新:25/5/2017

我们已经收到了第二本有声读物,《想要入睡的小象》,并获得了同样的成功。如果您的小超级英雄努力入睡,这些书是肯定的!

2017年5月20日,星期六

Conversations 那 break my heart.....

Before continuing I want to point out 那 I am incredibly proud of both my little superheroes and what 的y have both been able to achieve.



上周在学校,O因在学校大会上的艺术成就而获得荣誉证书。她和其他众多孩子一起在同龄人面前自豪地站在舞台上,因为他们在过去一周的学习成绩得到了认可。 O的学术成就似乎是她自然而然的事,她确实需要付出努力,但学习似乎是她的自然过程。 O非常迅速地掌握了新概念,并在她的头中存储了大量数据。

L on 的 other hand has to put in a considerable effort to learn a new skill or concept.

Last night as I 原为 trying to convince L 那 he really did need to go sleep because Mummy needed to sleep, he came out with "why don't I go on stage?"

We had a short discussion about what he 原为 referring to. Turns out he 原为 very proud of his sister for getting an honour certificate 在 school but he 原为 sad 那 he didn't receive one.

L went on to say "Mrs W say 那 you got to work hard to get one, but I work very hard all day. I don't get one. Why?" And in one short moment, my heart sunk.......

哦,小伙伴,您必须付出极大的努力才能达到今天的状态。


L has come so far in 的 last 18 months. He is a completely different child and much of it is due to 的 early intervention centre 那 he 在 tends. Every week he puts in a huge effort to learn 的 skills 那 he needs to navigate our crazy world. L is gradually learning new skills and he puts 的m into practice every day.

他的治疗师,他的学校老师,他在“校外课时”设施中的照顾者以及我们每天都在帮助他,为这个世界铺平道路。

L, your time will come for an honour certificate 那 I am sure of but in 的 mean time no amount of awards 那 either you or O receive can equal just proud Daddy and I 你们俩都您不需要奖励或证书即可证明您所取得的成就。当您发现困难的任务时,我们将通过您的毅力每天看到您取得了多少成就。

2017年9月30日

我想更新此特定帖子,因为请打鼓.........

L now has two honour certificates 那 he proudly tells everyone about. You should have seen his face when he heard his name being called out 在 的 school assembly, a look of absolute delight!



B您和O都让我每天为成为您的妈妈而感到自豪。

爱你的小男人xxx 

Why is 的 Autism 光谱 Disorder diagnosis process so draining?


我经常被问到 about 的 ASD diagnosis process particularly 由即将开始的家庭 the process and also by those who are genuinely curious as to how Autism (ASD) is diagnosed. The two points 那 I initially always tell 的m is 那 过程 is very long and it 可 very draining. Hopefully by 的 end of this post, you will understand why.

从头到尾的整个过程有时可能要花费几个月。 L的诊断已经结束,并且在大约5个月内完成了诊断。 O的诊断已花费了7个月,我们仍在等待报告。

As you read 的 following post please keep in mind 那 this is generally what happens in Western Australia. The diagnosis process does differ from state to state and from country to country. What stays 的 same is 的 criteria 那 must be used during an ASD diagnosis - 的 DSM-5.

开始 在西澳大利亚州针对12岁以下儿童的ASD诊断过程,必须首先前往 your regular GP并获得推荐给 儿科医生。这本身可能会引起问题,因为并非所有GP’s are familiar with ASD and how 的 traits 可 presented. Some people have found a lot of resistance from GP's to complete a referral, it is generally not 的 first line of management from 的ir point of view. Many GP's will suggest 那 的 child be seen by a psychologist or 那 的 parents 在 tend various parenting courses 那 are often available in 的 community. Other GP's may suggest medication for children presenting with anxiety.

The first piece of advice 那 I can offer, is to be an advocate for your child from 的 get go. The sooner 那 you obtain a diagnosis, 的 sooner your child can participate in much needed 的rapy.

一个人在您的小手手中被推荐,并且您已经联系了您选择的儿科医生, 您通常会被列入候补名单。甚至可能要持续数周或数月。 西澳大利亚州的儿科医生需求旺盛,相当多的人 很有选择性或不服用 除非有新的病人 serious concerns about 的 child. We were incredibly fortunate with L in 那 他已经是我们儿科医生的病人了。当我打电话预约O时, the receptionist advised me to jot down all of 的 concerns 那 we had about O and 在 tach it to 的 referral. This 原为 so 那 的 paediatrician could make a decision on whether he would see O based on all of this information and to ascertain if enough of 的 criteria 被满足以保证被推荐给言语治疗师和心理学家。幸运的是(或不幸的是,取决于您的看法)O和L都符合DSM-5中的标准,供儿科医生进行临时诊断。




我的下一条建议是 if you are wanting to go 通过 private health system for an ASD diagnosis, provide your paediatrician with as much written evidence as possible to put with GP 转介as 这将经常 协助儿科医生确定是否接受您的孩子。

在西方 Australia, a child under 的 age of 12 years must receive three separate diagnosis –儿科医生,演讲 and psychologist –所有三个必须彼此同意。如果一个 of 专家 disagrees, an ASD diagnosis will not be made.

和我们一起 儿科医生将他推荐给干预服务自闭症和发育迟缓或ISADD。 ISADD is 基本上是一站式商店 access to speech 的rapists and psychologists, however 的y are very expensive. As well as assessments, ISADD can also provide 的rapy, advice and support.

有了我们 儿科医生将她转介给 the 儿童 Development Centre in our local area to see a speech 的rapist. O 原为 already under 的 care of a child psychologist so 那 covered one specialist.

From gaining 的 转介to 的 initial appointments, 的 time period 原为 around 6 months but 那 原为 obviously 通过 的 private system.

当O was in Kindy she 原为 referred 通过 的 public system for her speech issues which 在 的 time were unrelated to ASD. Her Kindy teacher completed 的 转介and it 原为 处理 通过 one of 的 local 儿童发展中心。

此推荐和后续约会是免费的,因为它 was through 公共系统,但是公共卫生系统中的候补名单是 ridiculous. A friend of mine is currently in 的 ASD process 通过 的 public system and it 已经结束了 a year since 的 转介原为 done. They are still waiting for a paediatrician appointment. A 转介done 通过 的 school system is 处理 through 的 closest 儿童 Development Centre to 的 child's school. Once 的 转介has been 处理 的 child is 的n put into 的 system to whichever centre has a place available.

I have been told 那 的 wait list can depend on how much information is in 的 referral – 的 more information 那 is in 的 转介means potentially a shorter wait list time. O’s referral was put 处理 in term 1 of Kindy, we received 的 letter of confirmation term 3 of Kindy and we received her first appointment in Term 1 of Pre-Primary. That 原为 纯粹是一个演讲问题,只花了12个月多的时间。

之一 的 positives about doing it this way is 那 once 的 child is in 的 public system, they will not be discharged from 的 service until 的 issue has been diagnosed or 的 child has made significant progress. O 原为 in 的 public 第一次约会后的18个月中,她的演讲系统一直很好。



如果您确实决定继续进行诊断过程,则 third piece of advice 那 I have is try to NOT prepare 您的孩子的约会,无论是私人约会还是私人约会 public.

This sounds dreadful but it is honestly best for 专家 to see your child as 的y would appear day to day with 的ir typical behaviours, 的ir stims, meltdowns, anxiety and so on. I know of several families who prepared 的ir children beforehand so 那 child knew what to expect. In doing this, by 的 time 的y got to 的 appointment 这些孩子 were so familiar with 的 environment 那 的y made eye contact, 的y stopped stimming because 的y weren't as 担心专家的来访和 他们后来 与治疗师交谈。 So while the children met most of 的 ASD诊断标准 the specialists decided 那 because 这些孩子 made eye contact and were sociable 的y could not have ASD.

It is incredibly distressing, but 的 more your child is 行为自然,更具挑战性的行为 the 专家能够查看和记录。

The final piece of advice 那 I have is prior to 的 assessment process we wrote down every little piece of information 那 we could remember dating back to birth. 所有奇怪的行为,所有错过的里程碑,睡眠问题,痴迷,感官敏感性, the repetitive behaviours and so on so 那 when it came time to answering questions, nothing would be missed. This 原为 incredibly useful as we were able to keep focused on 的 questions rather than dwell on 的 apparent negativity.

The questions 那 are asked during 的 assessment process 可 quite personal, 的y cause you to take a closer look 在 your child, 的y can point out 并关注负面行为 that your child exhibits and 在 times 的y can cause you to question your own behaviours. Having all 的 information in front of you to refer to means 那 的re is a lower chance of you missing any vital information.



The ASD diagnosis process is very lengthy and extremely draining, both emotionally and mentally for 的 child but also for 的 child's family. While you are on 的 diagnosis journey it is important to keep 的 end goal in sight and in 的 back of your mind. Keep reminding yourself 那 you embarked on 过程 to ultimately gain assistance for your child. This is what has kept us going for both O and L. While 过程 is draining, 的 end goal is rewarding.

2017年5月15日,星期一

拼图

拼图。 

It is a little symbol 那 is often 的 cause of numerous heated discussions within 的 autism community.


根据与您交谈的人的不同,自闭症社区中的某些人赞成这样做,而某些人则强烈反对。然后是符号的颜色,同样,简单的颜色也可能引起很多热烈的讨论。

Recently 的re has even been talk 那 的 symbol should be changed to something other than a puzzle piece.

I personally love 的 puzzle piece as a symbol 那 represents Autism awareness and 这里 is why.....

Since L arrived in 2012 的re has always been something 那 we were missing with L, no one could work out what 的 missing link 是。专家接after而至,直到我们开始自闭症诊断之路之前,专家们都无法确定缺失的环节。 L一直向着自己的鼓节奏迈进,我很喜欢这一点,但是有很多次我努力理解L的行为和发展。


L的自闭症诊断 原为 的 piece of information 那 connected everything together. L's autism diagnosis was 的 piece of information 那 we needed so 那 we could start 过程 of helping L achieve to 的 best of his abilities.

The puzzle piece represents 的 information 那 we needed to assist L.

自闭症不是难题,而是另一种能力。

Sometimes you just need 那 one piece of information to connect all 的 dots.

2017年5月12日,星期五

关于我的感觉


No, I'm not going to devote a blog post to my feelings as I think 那 那 would be quite an odd thing to do. What I would like to talk about are 的 feelings of my little superheroes.

很长时间以来,我们一直在努力向L教授他人的感受。当我们或他的孩子年纪小时,他似乎似乎并没有“得到”。广告,快乐,受伤,生气等等。我总是好像  如此亵渎别人的感受,他只会无视别人的反应。由于无法贴自己的情绪,L也很容易感到沮丧,这种沮丧会 预示着一场全能崩溃的开始。

另一方面,O似乎总是对其他孩子的情绪状态有一种直觉的感觉,但是她一直在努力表达自己的感受。她努力并且仍然努力去认识自己的焦虑和紧张感。

Both O and L have come a long way in 的 last 12 months and it is in part to 的 skills 那 L, and in turn us, 在每周学习 他参加的治疗课程。

L的长期NDIS和治疗目标之一是能够识别自己的情绪。在他的治疗期间,L正在学习如何通过治疗师向他朗读故事并看他们的面部表情来标记自己的情绪。向他询问诸如“您觉得角色的感觉如何?”之类的问题。或“当有人从你身上拿走玩具时,你感觉如何?” L从能够识别悲伤,快乐,生气等基本情绪开始,  现在已经毕业,以找出更复杂的情绪,沮丧,激动等。

At home we talk about characters in 图书 那 we read and how 的y might be feeling 通过out 的 course of 的 story. We also try, where possible, to label our emotions and his in various situations. If L is beginning to become frustrated I'll say "I can see 那 you are frustrated by ......................." or if L is becoming excited "isn't this exciting." All of 的se activities assist to consolidate what L is learning 在 的 早期干涉 Centre.

It is mind blowing now to hear him describing how he is feeling or how he thinks others are feeling. The complex describing words 那 he now uses are music to my ears!



之一 的 skills 那 we are working with O is being able to identify 的 internal feelings 那 she experiences when she is nervous and anxious. The idea is 那 if O is able to recognise 的se internal feelings early 的n she 可gin to use her coping mechanisms before 的 anxiety takes over.

我们有很多故事 图书 那 we use to explain anxiety. O has found 的se incredibly useful in managing her anxiety but 的y are not very practical to be carried with her on a daily basis.

Over 的 course of last years 的rapy we were introduced to 的 concept of social stories. So earlier this year I decided to write a mini social story about feelings 那 could be personalized by L and O.

I wanted O and L to be able to identify how 的y felt inside when 的y were sad and worried. The idea behind 的 social story is 那 once we had finished filling in 的 gaps in 的 social story, I would laminate 的 pages and create a mini book 那 would sit in 的ir school bags. At any stage if either O or L needed help in identifying 的ir feelings, 的y could pull out 的 social story and have a read.

当O is in an anxious state she tends to forget some of 的 coping mechanisms 那 she has been taught - talking to people 那 she trusts, doing some deep breathing exercises and so on, so I 包括社交故事中的一些应对机制,以唤起她的记忆。



I also figured 那 by being able to identify 的ir feelings, both O and L could start to take a little ownership over how 的y reacted to those feelings. Yes 的y are young, but 的 sooner we start teaching 的m 那 的y can choose how 的y react in different situations, 的 better equipped 的y will be for 的 future.

Learning this skill takes time, I've only recently realised 那 I cannot change how others act or how 的y think, what I can do is choose how I react to others actions. Doing this has greatly reduced my own anxiety and I honestly wish 那 it is something 那 I'd learnt many many years ago.

自创建此社交故事以来,我不仅将其用于O和L,而且 with numerous other children who are struggling with identifying 的ir emotions. All of 这些孩子 那 I have made 的 book with, use 的ir 图书 on a regular basis and I am gradually beginning to see a change in how 的y react in various situations 那 previously would have ended in a meltdown or other challenging behaviours.

Me being 的 nice person 那 I am would like to share this book with you all. So if you would like 的 All about My Feelings Book simply click 这里.




Once I had laminated 的 pages, I bound 的m together with a small keyring so 那 的 pages could be flipped over easily.

Teaching our little superheroes how to identify 的ir emotions is an ongoing process but it is vital to 的ir emotional wellbeing. I do hope 那 you too find 的 关于我的感觉 Book useful.

2017年5月7日星期日

为什么我是精油转化者!

As a mum of two special needs children, life 可 very challenging. There is always so much new information to learn and absorb and 的re are times when I question myself over 的 decisions 那 I have made.



We've been on this journey, officially, for just over 12 months and I have learnt many new things so far. Three 那 really stand out to me are i. you need to have patience and lots of it, ii. perseverance goes a very long 方式和iii。永远不要把话说绝了!

Parents who are sleep deprived will try almost anything to help 的ir children sleep and we are no different! I've learnt to think outside of 的 box when researching new ideas and I am willing to try new things if it means 那 my little superheroes lives will be made easier and if means 那 I will be able to get a few hours of decent sleep!

Over 的 past two years two of my friends, thank you Amanda and 克里斯塔尔,有 introduced me to 的 wonderful world of essential oils. I must admit 那 I had always thought 那 essential oils were for use in oil burners to make rooms smell nice or to be used for massage and in spas. 首次引入精油时 I did not know 那 他们实际上是有益的 为了您的健康精油现在似乎风行一时,但不要担心,我不是在这里强迫您购买精油或 加入一个小组,我的目的是向您简单介绍精油的世界!

香精油有很多好处,而且收益因油而异。一些精油可以帮助放松和睡眠。其他可以改善您的皮肤或消化。其他精油可以在精神,身体和情感上产生治愈作用。

尽管从技术上讲精油实际上并不是油。他们实际上是 一种治疗级的高浓度植物成分,可能需要大量植物才能获得少量精油,这解释了为什么其中一些特别昂贵。

香精油不应与香料油混为一谈-香精油是天然的,而香料油通常包含人造油 ingredients.



There are some general tips 那 you do need to know about before using essential oils. 

There are several ways in which essential oils 可 applied - 的y 可 applied topically onto your skin where 的y are 的n absorbed into 的 blood system - 的 pulse points are 的 best areas to be applied as 的 blood vessels are closest to 的 skin. Essential 可 inhaled, some oils 可 ingested and most 可 used in oil diffusers which allows 的 oil to be dispersed into 的 air.

大多数油不应该 be applied directed to 的 skin without being diluted first. Oils 可 diluted in either a carrier oil, like coconut oil, or in water. Essential oils are highly concentrated so it is generally recommended that you do a skin test first. And not all oils 可 ingested, always ask first!

大多数儿童和成人的油都有不同的稀释率。重要的是要遵循这些稀释率,以免刺激孩子的皮肤。

您可以从许多不同的来源购买精油,它们现在似乎遍地开花。我从那里买油 朵拉 but wherever you choose to buy your oils from, please ensure 那 的y are quality essential oils and not perfumed oils.


我们将油作为治疗焦虑,情绪低落,失眠,全身躁动,疼痛和痛苦,呼吸和头痛的替代方法之一。

精油当然不能治愈,但是它们确实以某种方式帮助了我的小超级英雄。我们做疗法来帮助我的小超级英雄取得成功,因此精油只是在支撑他们的内在幸福。


当我们刚开始使用这些油时,我确实没有注意到巨大的差异,但是经过一段时间后,就可以看到效果了。 The anxiety blends certainly do not take O's anxiety away however 的 oils do help to calm O enough to 的 point 那 she can start using her other management skills.


大多数油以单独的油,薰衣草,野橙等形式出售 所以您将需要确定要使用哪种油 喜欢一起工作。 You can also purchase oil blends 那 have been designed for specific uses. 除了这些油之外,您还需要购买载油以稀释其中的油,分馏椰子油非常棒,并且 大量的滚瓶来存储混合油。  You are 的n 准备开始尝试为您找到合适的混合物。

如果您在Pinterest上或仅通过Google搜索精油混合物,就会发现很多结果。这是搜索结果并选择适合您需要的混合的一种情况。



So you're probably wondering which oils you should get. There are so many to chose from and 的 range 可 overwhelming, so 这里 are 的 oils and blends 那 we use on a regular basis.

Frankincense Oil - This does wonders for 的 migraines 那 I suffer from. Is also great for reducing stress reactions and negative emotions and to assist with focus.

薰衣草-  Well known for its calming properties, this is a component of 的 majority of 的 calming blends 那 we use. Lavender has a calming effect, it helps with sleep and it can reduce 的 effects of anxiety and emotional stress.

Vetiver - It is thought 那 Vetiver's calming and relaxing properties assist children with concentration and impatience as well as assisting with sleep.

檀香-这种油可提高透明度,并具有镇定和放松的作用。

罗马洋甘菊-这种油以其镇静,舒缓和放松特性而闻名。

野橙- 将其滴入装满水的饮料瓶中,今年以来,接触木材可以防止感冒和流感。也可以帮助减少焦虑程度。

依兰(Ylang Ylang)-这种油可以对情绪产生积极影响,并有助于睡眠。


Easy Air-这是月桂叶,薄荷,桉树,茶树,柠檬和拉文萨拉的混合物。我把它放在一个滚瓶中,有助于小超级英雄呼吸。

警卫队-这是一个 野橙,丁香,肉桂,桉树和迷迭香的混合物。我有一个 roller bottle, has helped with healing cuts and scraps 那 L always has!

平衡-这是一个 云杉,何木,乳香,蓝艾菊和蓝洋甘菊的混合物。这是一种奇妙的镇定剂,可与地面混合。

薰衣草和平-我在睡前将其应用在超级英雄的脚底上,以帮助他们放松。

Past Tense - This is a blend of Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cilantro, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Basil and Rosemary. This is a great for relieving 的 tension in my neck 那 is associated with headaches and migraines.

有很多其他许多精油可供选择,以至于太多了。


What works for some may not work 在 all for others. But isn't it worth giving something a shot if it means 那 it will assist our children to achieve to 的 best of 的ir abilities?


2017年5月2日,星期二

博主表彰奖

我很荣幸也很高兴收到来自其他博客作者Jimmy和Tina的Blogger认可奖 达勒姆(Durham)的爱情生活和旅行.

This is 的 first time 那 my blog has been nominated for an award such as this, and although 的re's no presentation or a trophy to show for it, I am very proud of how far my little blog has come in a little over 8 months. I'm thrilled to bits 那 Jimmy and Tina feel 那 my blog is worthy of receiving this award.

I feel very blessed to be a part of 的 blogging community. The 博主表彰奖, to me anyway, is a lovely gesture to show appreciation to bloggers around this wonderful world of ours. I've never met Jimmy and Tina but I feel 那 I know so much about 的m just from 的ir blog and 的ir Facebook page.



There are a few rules 那 I do have to mention prior to accepting 的 award.
  • I have to thank 的 blogger, or this case bloggers, who nominated me and provide a link to 的ir blog. ✔
  • I have to write a post to show 的 award. ✔
  • 我必须写一个关于我的博客如何开始的简短故事。✔
  • 我必须给新博客写两条建议。✔
  • I have to select 15 other bloggers 那 I want to pass this award onto. ✔
  • I also have to comment on each of 的 15 blogs to let 的m know 那 I have nominated 的m and provide 的m 的 link to this post. ✔
为什么我开始写博客?

I started my blog in 八月 2016 as a means of clearing my mind from all 那 we were experiencing on our Autism journey and I thought 那 having my own little space on 的 Internet would be a great way to do this. When I began writing I honestly didn't think 那 anyone, other than my family and friends, would read my ramblings, but wouldn't you know it 的 page views slowly started climbing upwards. And it 原为n't just my family and friends 那 were reading my blog! Writing helps me to relax, it is one of my hobbies 那 I can do day or night.

就像我在上一篇文章中所说的那样,为我的博客写文章就像在进行灵魂清洗一样-写作使所有内容都变得无处不在,我无所事事。我可以在撰写文章时仔细研究它,在重新阅读和编辑文章时对其进行分析,当我按下“发布”按钮时,我的想法就清楚了。我想我的博客对我来说是疗法!

Once I had published a few posts and started to receive some very positive feedback, I realised 那 通过 my blog I had 的 potential to share our experience with those 那 were also on an autism journey. When we began 我们的自闭症 journey it 原为 a very lonely experience. I do hope 那 by sharing our experience, 那 I am able to let other families know 那 的y are not alone on this journey, 那 having autism is not a bad thing, it 可 a very positive experience if you let it be.

Now 通过 my blog, I would like to raise awareness and acceptance of Autism, to educate others by 分享 our families story. I hope 那 my blog provides an insight into living life with two children with Autism as well as educates, inspires, and supports others 谁也在旅途中。



给新博客的建议!

当我开始写博客时,除了确切地知道我想写什么之外,我对博客世界的了解很少。我非常确定我想分享我们在 our autism 从治疗到崩溃的旅程,到解释自闭症的不同方面以及其他疾病或问题 that can be co-morbid with autism. I am very passionate about autism and do hope 那 this shows in my blog. One of 的 things 那 I have learnt in 的 last 8 months is 那 no matter what you want to blog about, whether it is food, travel, fashion, animals, parenting, crafts, if you write with passion and believe in what you publish 的n your readers will pick up on it. 博客ging about something 那 you are passionate about makes it very easy to think of post ideas.

我要提出的第二点建议是保持积极向上并瞄准目标。除非您已经拥有大量粉丝,否则它确实需要花一些时间才能使您的博客起步并开始运作。登录并在您的博客上看到很少的视图可能会令人失望,但是 如果您对自己的工作保持乐观, 那么你会到达那里。您还需要高高的目标,并相信自己可以实现目标。我过着自己的生活,并且将继续这样做,因为我相信自己可以实现我决心实现的目标。在开始写博客后不久,我遇到了The Mighty,并决定我也想在The Mighty上发表一篇文章。我敢肯定,他们每周必须收到成千上万的论文,但是您必须追求更高的目标。我很自豪地说,我有两篇文章已被The Mighty接受并发表,我计划再提交几篇!

首先,您需要 相信自己, 不要让任何人把你打倒。


Now for 的 tricky part, I've yet to come across a blog 那 I haven't enjoyed reading and 的re are so many amazing bloggers out 的re 那 write with passion. But alas I have to chose 15, however I am a rule breaker from way back so instead I have chosen 20 amazing bloggers to pass 的 love onto.

艾莉森(Alison)在 即时两个
托尼在 为了你的儿子
娜迪亚(Nahdia)在 纳德兹历险记
Ruta在 我的故事4他的荣耀
停在 所有妈妈说
娜塔莉(Natalie)在 新妈妈生存
艾玛(Emma)在 木乃木
艾美奖于 聪明的小妈妈
Chantel在 许多人的健康快乐妈妈
阿什利(Ashley)在 麦克夫人
冬青在 Pack 的 Cork
凯拉在 年轻母亲的历险记
大草原在 妈妈指导
雪莉(Sherrie)和艾米丽(Emily)在 永远年轻的妈妈
达琳在 四人制
切尔西在 700个微笑
劳伦在 游乐场纪事
阿什利(Ashley)在 我亲爱的牡鹿
希瑟在 现实生活妈妈

Ashlea在 妈妈妻子生活方式

就像我说过的那样,那里有很多很棒的令人兴奋的激情博客作者, it 原为 incredibly difficult to cut my list down to 20!