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#1 queen claudia

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

Hi there. I've been a member here since LE was 5 years old and he is now 13 (14 in October). You've supported me through some very dark times and I wanted to give you a little update.

 

Yesterday LE went with his best friend to Reading by train which takes 20 minutes there and back. He told me they went to Pizza Express for a meal, then to the Cinema and an Ice cream parlour afterwards before catching the train home. Hubby picked him up from the Station here at 6.30pm!

 

He had to deal with being refused a 12A ticket from the Cinema who wanted proof of age even though he is at least 5ft 8 with a deep voice! He telephoned me and I sent a photo of his passport and birth certificate and then they let them in.

 

I spent the whole day stressing of course and couldn't stop myself from ringing him a couple of times just to reassure myself everything was ok but he coped incredibly well and I gave him a huge hug when he got back and he told me "mum, you worry too much" lol.

 

At school (Independent specialist school we had to fight tooth and nail to get him into) he has chosen his options for GCSEs, and is making exceptional progress in Maths, Science, English, History, Geography, IT the list goes on.

 

This is a child who never uttered his first word until he was 5 years old and was written off by his Preschool who wrote in their final report "good luck to him and the many challenges he will undoubtedly face" whilst other parents got all the usual lovely positive remarks about how wonderful their children are!

 

I cried my eyes out when I read that. Hubby chucked it straight into the bin!

 

I am feeling positive about his future and I am one incredibly proud and obviously very boastful mother!

 

 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:35 PM

Aww queen Claudia, you both deserve to feel proud off this moment, he is growing up and proving too many with the right guidance the opportunities are endless.

I love these positive updates as they make me feel that the future us a little less scary for our children as I'm still at the very start of this journey and feel I'm making countless mistakes but I continue to try and create a path for my son that gives him opportunities that make him feel worthy.

Thank you for that and sending hugs too for that must've been a scary day for you letting the reigns go like that and trusting your son to be ready.

Great times xx
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:23 PM

Fantastic!
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

Oh wow, amazing news x



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:11 AM

It is wonderful to read the posts which show that our kids CAN turn it around with the right support.
My son was 16 when he turned his corner and while it is not all plain sailing I am still stunned by the progress. I am finally starting to relax. So much so that DH and I went on holiday for 12 days at the end of June and managed to reconnect as a couple which I know you will all understand is amazing given the number of years we have been 'carers'.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

I absolutely love this,

 

We have been friends a long time my lovely and I have gone through this journey with you the same as you have for mine,

 

Well done you amazing clever little well not so little now sausage.

 

And Mum you rock xxxxxx


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:24 PM

Great to hear.  Not every one needs the same support, but once our young people get the right support it makes a huge difference.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

Thanks guys!

 

Tracky you are right. It's very hard letting go as I am so protective of him.

 

This evening we took him to a Parkour Centre. He's been wanting to do this for years (basically flinging yourself around and running up walls lol) and we were very proud of him as he went straight in on his own.

 

We were very worried as there was hardly anybody there. I was concerned he'd be wondering around on his own.

 

Me and dh went for a coffee but were so worried we swigged it down and got back to centre. We peaked into room and it looked like he was being shown jumps.

 

When he came out (2 hours later) he was full of it. Absolutely loved it!

 

So we are on a roll at the moment lol.


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