Whenever a story about suicide or attempted suicide hits the media there is a mix of reactions. There are the people who don’t care, they see the suicidal as an inconvenience. There are those who have been there and understand the despair behind suicide. Then there are those in between. They don’t really mean to be offensive, but they are misinformed and they can’t possibly keep their comments to themselves.
*I was given a copy of “You’re different Jemima!’ by Empowering resources in order to complete this review. All opinions are my own.*
Before a child becomes and adult, schooling plays such an large part of their life. Teachers take up a lot of day to day time and their influence can also impact their home life. A good teacher can instill a love of learning. A bad one can break a child’s spirit.
I swear if I read one more meme about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) being a made up condition, I will scream. If I see one more post about kids with ADHD just needing a ‘kick up the arse’, I will explode.
ADHD is not just a child being naughty. It is a documented disability. It is not a new condition. In fact it was first added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980. At the risk of alarming anyone, that is nearly 40 years ago.
*I received one weekend family pass to Oz Comic-Con for myself and one weekend family pass for the purpose of a giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.*
Anxiety is something that I have been dealing with in increasing intensity after the last few years. It has stopped me from doing things that I love. It has stopped me from doing things with people that I love. Worst of all, the guilt of not doing those things has been worse than the anxiety too.
**I received a copy of Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase in order to complete this review. All opinions are my own. The following post also contains affiliate links**
What do you do when your cranky-pants grandad builds a time machine and accidentally deletes the whole family? If you’re Frankie Fish, you race against the clock to save them!
Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase is the first installment in a new adventure series for kids by Australian comedian Peter Helliar. There isn’t much Helliar hasn’t done in his long spanning entertainment career, and writing appeared to be the natural next step.