Typically atypical

There’s no doubt about it, all children are inspirational and unique. Their a bit like fingerprints in the fact hat no two are ever the same and that’s what makes each and every individual so interesting. However, in general, most (I use the term most loosely) have similarities. They have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs, a nose, a mouth, you get the picture! Although, for some children this is not the case. Some are born with a disability whether that be mental or physical. Some have life limiting conditions. Some cannot hear. Some cannot talk. Some will never walk. But, at the end of the day, we are all human and what does it matter? Every child deserves a chance in life and deserves to feel equal to their peers and treated with respect, love and kindness.

I stumbled across this channel on YouTube today that shows true compassion and i’d strongly advise you all give it a watch. If you’re feeling down about life, annoyed about following the same mundane routine or just want to be inspired by some AMAZING children and their families then go and check out “Special Books by Special Kids” and prepared to be wowed.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4E98HDsPXrf5kTKIgrSmtQ

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It’s time to make a change for all the children in the world who may never make it to adulthood.

Nurseries are substitute parents

I came across this article on the Telegraphs website about how an increasing number of children are beginning school with extremely poor language.

Whilst it seems natural to read your child a bedtime story, talk with them or teach them letters, this is not the case for all parents. It is becoming increasingly common that pre school/nursery staff are the ones teaching children basic language skills as these disadvantaged children have unfortunately not learnt these skills at home.

Having good language skills are an essential component in life and therefore it is crucial that these skills are mastered early on. Language impact many other areas including literacy, hence a lack of language leads to difficulties within school, in the wider community and later on in life in terms of jobs.

Please find the link below:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/01/children-starting-school-unable-speak-use-toilet-ofsted-head/amp/

Fairytales do exist

As a child I always dreamed of being a princess. I loved Disney and was mesmerised by the idea of one day meeting the man of my dreams and living in a castle whilst wearing fancy dresses and talking to animals all day long. Unfortunately, adult life hit and I’ll be honest, it’s not quite what I’d imagined as a little girl.

I always remember people saying “fairytales don’t exist in real life” but I think it’s safe to say yesterday’s royal wedding was pretty much as close as you can get to a real life fairytale.

I’m British and somewhat proud to be and like most Brits was more than excited about the royal wedding and it did not disappoint.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were clearly in love, the way they looked into each others eyes and held each others hands was just magical. Her beauty was indescribable. The flowers were perfect. The venue was quaint yet grand. Her dress was beautiful. There was a long awaited kiss. Harry looked smart and yes, there was even a horse and carriage.

So children, if you’re asked what you want to be when you grow up and you say a prince or a princess, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle. You can be whatever you want to be and one day maybe just maybe you’ll live your own fairytale. Meghan is that’s for sure!

The indoor generation

The children of today are the indoor generation. They spend more time indoors than previous generations and it has been noted that some children spend less time outside than prisoners.

I completely understand times have changed and the world is unfortunately not as safe as it once was but the indoor generation certainly need more time outside.