Tag Archives: IBOT

The importance of teachers + giveaway

*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.

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ADHD is not just bad behaviour

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.

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6 Tips for reducing anxiety + Giveaway

*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.

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Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase: Review

**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.

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Receiving a disability payment isn’t lucky

In September last year I received a letter to say that my Disability Support Pension was being reviewed.  It was the day that I was dreading and it had come at an already stressful time for my family.  I thought that I had missed out on being reviewed, but new measures introduced by the current government meant that I was caught in the net.Receiving this review brought up all of my familiar anxieties about whether or not I deserved the payment.  Was I really sick enough? There were people worse off than me surely.

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