Raising little Westies, and life as parent of a special needs son

My wife, the gaoler. Appropriate? You tell me.


You may well look at the title of my blog post, and think that this post is relating to women in an oppressive relationship, or about the horrific tale of a child locked in a cellar with minimal food or care. But in assuming this, you would be mistaken. It is an easy mistake to make, as I will be talking about caring for an Autistic child, and what it feels like to ensure their safety. It is not a topic that is often visited,  many topics concerning Autism focus on certain behaviours that have a negative impact on the Carer and their families, which the autistic child often feels compelled by and has little control over.

A lot of water’s passed under the bridge since we had our first little girl, known sometimes affectionately as “Space Cadet” closely followed by “Magpie”  and now the one often referred to as…

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