About our Blog


My 11 year old son has a ‘cunning plan’, as he would call it! He’s going to become a famous You-Tuber, just as soon as he’s let loose by me! Share his awesome mind with the unwavering faith that the world will be transformed.

We chat about a few things on his mind lately, too (well, always actually) :

His Aspergers brain makes him feel like he doesn’t fit, most of the time. No matter how hard he tries, his school peers don’t often ‘get’ him. When it comes to one child in particular, he uses the term ‘bullied’ a lot. Now, as a trained primary school teacher myself, this is not a word us adults like to use any more. But quite often, he has a point.

Sisters, brothers, parents and family life can be HARD WORK too.

He’s passionate about cars and design, and his future career with Mercedes can’t come quick enough!

He’s also developing ‘expert’ methods of his own in Maths, that he’s proud of.

He sees from the news that the world needs fixing and he has BIG ideas. One day he might even consider being Prime Minister. But that’s third on the list.

Well.

As Caleb will end his time at primary school in a couple of months time, and embark upon secondary school life after that, it feels timely for both of us to find our voices now.

So this will be a joint blog. A practise if you wish for Caleb’s You-tubing debut. He would say it is 91% his and 9% my blog, being quite precise. I’m happy with that!

For now, as he’s ย 11 years old, I will manage this blog, and vet comments. But I have promised not to persuade him to write my words.

He will have his Own voice. And you may well be in for a treat.

14 thoughts on “About our Blog”

  1. Bring it my beautiful bright shining light of a nephew! We are all ears and excited to see how your thoughts unfold. Don’t hold back and don’t fit in. The world is full of people trying that one. We need unique, thinking and questioning people to make a change. Love ya. Aunty Hayley, your no 1 fan! X

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    1. So so proud of you Caleb (and Mum too). Loving your blog already and can’t wait for the next installment!! From the oldest member of your fan club so far๐Ÿ˜€ Nan D xx

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  2. I will be reading this and sharing with my awsome aspergers son (he’s 10)!
    He has different interests but it will be great for him to see he’s not alone.
    Thank you Caleb x

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  3. Thanks Caleb for making me smile – you’re similar to my daughter in so many lovely ways. Your mum is right – good friends will find you in time. Xx

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  4. Love your blog, my son Harry is the same age as Caleb, and is going through some of the same things with transition etc They are both amazing. I love your thoughts as well as your concerns but do admit they sometimes make me cry at how accurate to my life they are xxx

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    1. Ahhh, Karen, thanks so much for writing. You know, it makes me smile every time I cross paths with someone who can relate ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankyou so much for your encouragement too. Hoping Harry faces the challenges ahead with lots of positives coming his way too, in the mix! Keep in touch ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  5. I have just come across your blog. My Son Junior is 10 and we are currently awaiting an appointment for a possible aspergers diagnosis. Junior also has a huge passion for cars.
    i just wondered if you had any tips on how to explain to Junior about the possible Aspergers diagnosis? I look forward to reading your blog. Xx

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    1. Hi, sorry for the delay in replying and thanks so much for writing! I’ve had a hectic few days with weddings celebrations in the mix, and busy school days for the kids!
      A few people have asked about diagnosis so I’ll probably do a fuller post about it soon…but basically when I did talk to Caleb about it, we talked about what’s under the hood of a car… And how it looks different from car to car, can mean that different cars have different strengths in terms of speed , handling etc. We also talked about tablets and mobile phones being differently wired inside but doing the same job…. And I compared that to our brains!
      I also tried to say Caleb was a bit like a superhero, likening his sensory sensitivity to Spider-Man… But he thought he was way too grown up for that childish comparison on my part, hehe. He liked the car/mobile phone conversation though.
      I did not use terms like ‘disability’ or ‘syndrome’, or ‘deficit’… I talked about it as being a type of brain, and that some types have similarities and have the name ‘Aspergers’, sone have other characteristics and other names.
      I tried to avoid it being seen by him as normal versus abnormal.
      As he’s grown older he’s researched it himself and has asked me my thoughts about it being a disability. But that came much later
      He’s always been proud and relieved to understand the reason he feels different from his peers at times.
      Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚
      Do keep in touch, let me know how you get on …
      Xx

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