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by Saphyra
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Aloha ^_^ ! Tokis here :D (< Loooooong post warning BTW!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Aloha ^_^ ! Tokis here :D (< Loooooong post warning BTW!

Hi Tokis, Hi all! As I promised to write something about my family, I am doing this as it really helps if you reflect the way it was and what influenced your development.. I was born as an unwanted child to a teenage mum who had a very conservative and strict father of a notable engineer's house, wa...
by Saphyra
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Aloha ^_^ ! Tokis here :D (< Loooooong post warning BTW!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Aloha ^_^ ! Tokis here :D (< Loooooong post warning BTW!

Hi Tokis! Welcome to the forum! I am new as well and had similar problems with my family and dyspraxia.. I also had a dyslexic brother, who was supported more than I was.. Sorry that I cannot reply to all of the points mentioned in your nice long introduction - however, it touched me a lot and I am ...
by Saphyra
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 66
Views: 28650

Re: Welcome!

Hi all! Shadwell, yes, I don't know what makes people think it is better to withhold the test results. In case of my mother, who informed me when I was 20 that I have had this condition since my early childhood, I think she was convinced that knowing that you have a condition would give you a black ...
by Saphyra
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - new here - good to have found this place
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Hi - new here - good to have found this place

Hi all! Thanks so much for welcoming me! Nice to meet you all! Yes, Tokis, the denial about it made it much more difficult - when my mum told me with 20 that I have had this problem since my early childhood, I did not really comprehend all these things that were affected and later had a period of de...
by Saphyra
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: % of dyspraxics who can drive
Replies: 29
Views: 14198

Re: % of dyspraxics who can drive

I can drive but not well - this means I am sometimes overwhelmed by too much traffic and avoid driving into cities and on fast motorways. I had a minor accident once but since then I haven't been so sure anymore. I usually drive the same ways over and over again to get security.. This is a disadvant...
by Saphyra
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Are dyspraxics considered vulnerable ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: Are dyspraxics considered vulnerable ?

I think they are considered as more vulnerable as others. I experienced very often that people want to look after me as if I was a child. This stems from my insecurity I show when I want to find my way or seem to be lost, for example. Some of us are radiating this insecurity and immaturity and peopl...
by Saphyra
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - new here - good to have found this place
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Hi - new here - good to have found this place

Hi! I am Saphyra, 35 year old and I have been puzzled at my life and my problems nearly all my life. I was an outsider in primary school due to bad performance and odd behavior and thought that something is wrong with me - I always had the feeling that something is not right with me.. My mum told me...
by Saphyra
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: You know you're dyspraxic when
Replies: 395
Views: 65533

Re: You know you're dyspraxic when

When you pay your items in a supermarket but forget to take them with you (happened to me often in my teens) #-o :bike: ](*,) or worse, I drew money and forgot to take it out of the dispensing machine :*( and when you stumble on the floor - I then know it is not my best day! when you get onto a trai...
by Saphyra
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 66
Views: 28650

Re: Welcome!

Hi all! Nice to chat with people who have similar problems :) I kind of felt odd all my life. My parents told me that I was diagnosed with under 4 already as I didn't learn to walk on my own. Then I couldn't ride a bicycle and had many accidents. My parents thought it would be better if they didn't ...
by Saphyra
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Our view of the world
Replies: 56
Views: 12069

Re: Our view of the world

Hi! I tend to look at numbers and dates - I somehow recognize patterns with license number plates and also with the dates when the trains had their technical service. Somehow numbers have a special meaning to me - I also read the obituaries and try to read patterns I have remembered from before. I k...