My advice, if you have a long-term condition like me, is to be upfront about it.
The primal brain doesn’t engage in rational thought or understanding. It doesn’t goal set, or process complex issues. Food is not a luxury, it’s a necessity and ultimately what keeps us alive.
Only once we have a fuller understanding of the nature of the problem can we can identify at what point interventions can be made
He is a psychologist, not a political philosopher, and no doubt he is a very good one. But it does grate a little to see him receive so much praise for spouting nonsense
I listened to the crying every night but one night I heard the father opposite sobbing. His child was getting worse. Doctors and nurses rushed in, discussing next steps. At that moment, a flash of insight hit me: this pain is universal. It's not personal, it's not mine alone. That's just the way things are.
People need to stop turning their noses up at ADHD and start educating themselves on the real facts. They need to start respecting these children for who they are. Respecting their parents for the fight that they fought for their children and the way they navigated a system that is like driving whilst blindfolded and handcuffed, because that's how the system makes us feel.
Autism can have a huge effect on us and families although improving support and misjudgement can make a real difference with how we can become more accepted in life.
I had to change the way I viewed my sons' world. The ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the challenges he faces daily. Not to mention the inner strength and talents he has within.
We share our thoughts now, so publicly, in ways we never could before. We have opened a window onto our own stream of consciousness, and gleefully show the world aspects of our personality we wouldn't reveal if someone had come round for dinner.
When our mates are having a crappy week, many of us like to try our hand at pop psychology, using vague theories to explain