So Glad it's Half Term

27 October 2017


How can it be half term already? The last few weeks have been a struggle for Gee. Some of you may be aware she is awaiting an ASD assessment and is finding it increasingly difficult to relate to friends, finding herself on her own a lot of the time. This upsets me so much, Gee is such a loving girl, caring for everybody and it disturbs her that people can be so mean and horrible.


School has become a bit of a nightmare for her as she is not really understanding information that is being given, either from teachers or other students. Eating her lunch in the Dining Room became a huge problem due to the levels of noise but fortunately school have found her somewhere quiet to sit, eat and relax. We have had the same problem with the return bus home, noise levels seem to be a trigger for her to withdraw and want to run away.


How can she have reached 12 years old without me noticing things were bad, although girls have an uncanny way of adapting and hiding things. I always thought girls were harder work and feel like I have failed not providing her with the extra support she needed for the past 12 years. We are taking fairy steps with Gee and everything is beginning to fall in place.


When she asked me if she could go to the school disco, I was so happy that she wanted to join in and we decided to do a little online shopping for a new outfit. I recently heard about Love the Sales and we found some gorgeous boots and a dress which were perfect and she was delighted with them and much cheaper than I expected. She was overjoyed with the items she chose and I must admit I have shoe envy, it's a pity her feet are a lot smaller than mine. I think this was just the boost she needed, after a half term from hell.

Let's hope the next few months are a little easier for her.  I just want to wrap her in cotton wool and hide her away from all the hurt, life shouldn't be so hard for a 12 year old. If you have any tips on boosting a girl's self esteem I would be grateful to hear them.  Hope you all have a wonderful half term xxx

This is a collaborative post.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry your little girl is having such a hard time of it at the moment. This isn't something I have experience with, but perhaps joining a club and meeting other children with similar interest may help? I watched an interesting video of Chris Packham who talk about how he struggled and found the outdoors and nature really helped him.

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    1. I watched it too. It was so interesting. Gee loves being outdoors and with animals, she has quite a collection going, a horse, dog, rabbit, cat and guinea pig lol. Think I will have to move out soon, especially if she takes in anymore small animals x

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  2. Sorry to hear that she is having such a hard time. I hope that she gets the support she needs at school.

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  3. Oh bless her, I'm sorry to hear that she is struggling at school. It's so hard when they are there so much of the time and you can feel a bit helpless. I hope that she gets the support she needs

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  4. I think it is normal to go through times of low self esteem when growing up, it sounds like you are a wonderful parent for caring so much xx

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  5. I hope things get better for her! We have quite enjoyed half term here but it's been non-stop!

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  6. Hi! Sometimes, children with a big heart and a different view of the world, receive a medical diagnostic while basically, the world cannot accommodate them but imo, there is nothing wrong with your beautiful girl. I'm a psychologist, a teacher and the mum of a sensitive soul. I'm sure she could be diagnosed too if we were pushing for it but she is also bright and makes more friends now and she is also very sensitive to the violence of the world. I would be happy to connect and discuss more with you. Your post really touched me. Big hugs to your family!

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  7. I'm really sorry your princess is having a rough time , hopefully the school will be on board and give you some support lovely x

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  8. awww sounds like shes had a really tough time well both of you have. Glad the school are being so supportive thou and shes getting the help she needs.

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  9. I'm so sorry that she is having a tough time, I can relate as my youngest is really struggling with school too. She's beautiful!

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  10. I hope Gee gets the help she needs. I do love her outfit though, she looks very grown up

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  11. Oh gosh your poor girl, does she go to a club? is there a group she could do after school hours. Make new friends outside school and build her confidence up doing a sport or club?

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