Home educators: busting the myths

Home educators: busting the myths

When I tell people I’m a home educator, one of two things usually happens. Either the horrified person steps back with an audible gasp, or they ask conspiratorially whether it’s legal and look around as if expecting Michael Gove to jump out ready to drag me off to prison. The latter doesn’t bother me. In […]

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Autism: A moment in their shoes

Autism: A moment in their shoes

A mother’s take on understanding autism 11.40am, Wednesday 6 February Marlene walked into her kitchen to prepare lunch for her son. The fingers of her right hand stiffened. She flexed them, but within seconds her hand fell limp at her side. A primal scream evolved, with tones of a different language, unknown to her. Her son’s […]

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Roaccutane: Wonder or blunder drug?

Roaccutane: Wonder or blunder drug?

One mother’s horrifying story about anti-acne drug Roaccutane/Accutane Well, in my experience it has been a living nightmare and not to be recommended under any circumstances, but others have nothing but praise at its success. This drug, active ingredient isotretinoin, has now been withdrawn by the manufacturer in the USA (it can only be obtained […]

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Short Film ‘Dead Bastard’

Short film Dead Bastard brought to you by the Scully family Ever thought making a will would leave things trouble-free for your offspring? Take a look at Dead Bastard to find that it ain’t necessarily so. Please be warned that the video contains black humour, foul language, dubious taste and the best music…Enjoy! [vimeo width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”16323139″] To find […]

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