First of all, 

If you could hear me right now, you would hear me taking 

a big breath in

and letting it out with a 

big sigh.

There is something so raw and humbling about trying to 

simultaneously run my own business 

and also try to parent my autistic, ADHD, PDA child.  

I have just had a chance to take a deep breath -without my child sitting constantly at my side

-as we step into a new chapter here in my world. My child has had anxiety from struggles with going to school and we have now moved from the countryside back to Stockholm and changed schools. (More to come about this later.)

I am super excited because I just submitted my entry for a writing contest for a new children’s story.

I will tell you more about the story later, but for now, you can listen to the song

that goes with the story and if it is helpful to you, please share it with your friends. 

If you know a child who is struggling with a bully at school, here are some tips in the form of a song. When you sing a song, it helps calm you down and it also helps you remember the steps. If you have a child in your life, it’s good to teach them that:

1. “It’s not about me, it’s about them.”

It’s not their fault if they are bullied and they should know that usually, that “bully” kid is struggling for some reason.  

2. “Just keep calm and move away.”

This is a good strategy for kids and grownups. If someone is yelling at you or making fun of you or is generally not in control of their behavior and emotions, it’s best to give them lots of space and calmly move away as best you can.

3. “Ask a grown-up if I need help.” 

It’s important for kids to have a trusted adult at school and at home that they feel they can ask for help from when needed.

4. “Buddy up to save the day.” Finding a friend or “buddy” to walk with or be with when they are having a rough day can help them lessen anxiety and feel more safe.

Click the link below to give the song a listen. Maybe it will help you as well.