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 … Continue reading Makaton

Exploring the World

During the first couple of years of Aara’s life we managed to go on a number of trips abroad, making use of the free travel for under 2’s.  Although at this point we did not have the diagnosis that Aara had RTS, just like any parents you do worry that your child will be screaming … Continue reading Exploring the World


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” … Continue reading Lockdown


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 … Continue reading Nursery

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Hi, I’m Aara. My parents refer to me as their RTS warrior. This page describes how they muddle through parenting.

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