My Meggy, making progress!!

So many people ask me each day, “How’s your Megan doing?” and so I thought that I would briefly share with you all that, most of the time, she is doing amazingly well.

A couple of months ago I was well and truly at the end of my tether and yet since starting nursery two mornings a week (which she LOVES!!) and finding new ways to deal with her anger and frustration, she has made huge progress.

She has grown into a loving, sensitive, intuitive, affectionate little girl who admittedly will still lash out at times, but the biggest difference now is that she is hugely apologetic. She will tell us, “Me a good girl, me not angry!” as she showers us with kisses and although she still has issues with social situations, a dislike of other people, loud noises and change in routine, at home she is finally  finding her place in the pecking order and being much kinder to her siblings.

I don’t expect miracles with her behaviour, and I still think that some of her issues are far more concerning than others, but the majority of the time she seems happier, her vocabulary is astounding and she is making progress every single day. And I have to be honest with you, I never thought that this day would come!

So for now, when people ask me, “How’s your Megan doing?” I tell them that she is unlike any other child I have ever met,  hilariously funny, ridiculously beautiful, a whirlwind of craziness and, most of the time, an absolute joy to be around.

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13 Comments

  1. November 14, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I think toddlers have funny phases, sometimes they can be well-behaved and yet they can also sometimes be naughty. My kids are the same, thus, it made being a mum so challenging, isn’t it? Lovely post! Btw, she looks so gorgeous and so cute! #justanotherlinky

    • November 14, 2015 / 8:19 pm

      We’ve had 30 challenging months with Meggy, I think we are owed an easier ride from here in!! ? She is rather gorgeous though, thank you, it gets her out of trouble! ❤️ xx

  2. aislingozdemir
    November 17, 2015 / 11:55 am

    She is so stunning! Delighted she is doing well also #happydiaries

  3. The Anxious Dragon
    November 17, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    She is such a beautiful little girl (i may have said this before). Im glad she is showing signs of improve,ent since starting playgroup.
    I hope you dont mind me asking, has she been assesed for autism?
    Thanks as always for taking part, Tracey xx #happydiaries

    • November 17, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Of course I don’t mind Tracey. That was something which they suspected, yes. She was referred for assessment but they have said they won’t see her formally until she is four so we have another 18 months to see how it pans out and then down the official route. At first I was sure that we were looking at something like autism but as the last few weeks have passed im thinking perhaps this is just all part and parcel of her character!! She’s a real one off!!! Xxx

      • The Anxious Dragon
        November 17, 2015 / 9:44 pm

        Because girls pick up on social cues better than boys, they can often learn socially appropriate behaviour. They think that’s why the percentage of autistic girls is far less, because they cope with it better. (Thats my work brain kicking into gear).
        Whatever the reason for her improvement, im glad for all of you xx

        • November 17, 2015 / 9:47 pm

          So she could learn to adapt with time? I know so little about it all, I didn’t know until recently that it affected mainly boys. I definitely worry about her social issues but will see how that develops with time. Fingers crossed in a few months time I am updating with another positive update!! Xx

          • The Anxious Dragon
            November 17, 2015 / 9:52 pm

            Yes. The closest analogy I can make is to think of social behaviours as being like a language. Autistic children are born with a different language to most of us. Boys find it very difficult to learn the same language as we use, girls find it much easier. That doesnt mean they are any less autistic, they just become fluent in the right language(behaviours)

          • November 17, 2015 / 9:53 pm

            That’s really interesting! She has changed massively through nursery (just two mornings each week) and I think a lot of that is learned behaviour. Will see how we go, thank you for your insight! Very interesting!! Xx

          • The Anxious Dragon
            November 17, 2015 / 9:56 pm

            Obviously im no expert, but that would be my guess at what might be happening. All positive whatever the reason xx

  4. November 20, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    How beautiful is she?! Glad she is showing improvement.
    Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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