Category Archives: Children

No winning or magic cure for Charlie Gard or his parents

So the tsunami of a medical, legal, ethical, moral and parental conflict surrounding the 11 month old baby Charlie Gard and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has worsened. Thanks to some new unpublished research data on an “as yet” unproven … Continue reading

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My favorite child (insert name here)

75% of parents say they love one child more than the others and according to researchers at University of California the one that the other kids think gets the most love is the… If you ask the girls they will tell … Continue reading

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the page turned and now it seems anything is possible

All we’ve ever wanted, a simple device that could help her turn the page. For the last 6 years, one of the most frequent things Chelsea has said is “Next Page”. Reading is one of the main pleasures in her … Continue reading

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The sibling stars win all the awards this week

Sometimes it’s the supporting actors that give the best performance and steal the movie from the “star”. Often in our family we are all bit part actors to Chelsea’s starring role  (see previous) and yet this weekend was once again all … Continue reading

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Just a normal morning – and then some!

Chelsea broke her wheelchair this morning –  the obvious question is how but the real question is why.

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Word of the Day: infantilize

I am not sure if I  had ever used or heard the word infantilize in a general conversation until last week and then suddenly it was the ‘word de jour”, as teachers and bloggers bemoaned the tendency of others to … Continue reading

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Back at School – but tell me how you really feel!

Summer went by like a fly.  Summer went by so fast it was hard to tell which day was which and how many days were left.  But when the real summer stopped and the nightmare of school began it was … Continue reading

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