The Easter holidays are looming and for many adoptive families that can mean extra dysregulation due to being out of the term-time routines. Enter my free Easter holiday printables to help with predictability and regulation, including a new ‘getting ready’ sheet for nag-free, meltdown-free transitions (we can but try).… View Post

That long expanse of summer holiday fills some with joy and others with horror. For those of us with children who thrive on routine, the summer can be a difficult time. They find it hard to adjust to the differences and anticipate September transitions to new classes and new schools. Enter the summer holiday schedule. Using the summer holiday schedule This is an easy-to-edit Word file that I update every… View Post

We are now 24 hours in to the summer holidays and things are more or less on track. The girls have now been with us for four Julys. We have established that Joanna in particular Does Not Like Them, and that the last day of the school year is especially hard for her as she says goodbye to her teachers. First year: Bit her nursery key worker and hit some other… View Post