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During my pregnancy I kept telling Abbas that I wanted to return to work after 7 months of being on mat leave. I even told my manager at that time, who is a mother of three children herself, that I was adamant to return quickly, and on top of that I wanted to return full …

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On Monday 23rd March 2020 the UK officially went into lockdown due to the pandemic. Aara’s grandad who lived with us, passed away on 25th March 2020, due to COVID-19. The picture below sums up their relationship. They had an amazing connection which can never be replaced. She loved her “Bapa” and “Bapa loved Aara” …

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As mentioned in a previous post, we are currently working with two different speech and language therapists, one through the NHS and the second we fund privately. While they do work well together, we recently had a difference of opinion if the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or the Hanen system would be beneficial for …

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New Parent

Firstly congratulations on the birth of your child. With that being said, we have been in your position and it’s perfectly normal to grieve as you let go of how you imagined your child and start thinking about that challenges your family will face in the future. But you have to celebrate, firstly the blessing …

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Makaton is a language program that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression. As I started to use Makaton more with Aara it got me thinking maybe I should enhance …

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