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by nickye
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Any other parents worry they get it wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 3367

Re: Any other parents worry they get it wrong?

I also think depression and anxiety are common with dyspraxia - I think now I know about dyspraxia (which I'd never heard of when my daughter was a baby) I am not so depressed any more. I think it's going around your whole life not understanding why you find stuff difficult and other people just tel...
by nickye
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Any other parents worry they get it wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 3367

Re: Any other parents worry they get it wrong?

Hi I think it goes along with being a parent worrying about your children doesn't it? You sound like you're being very hard on yourself - but if you knew what I'm like you'd think that's a bit much coming from me! My daughter is 14 now, and I only got diagnosed about three years ago with dyspraxia (...
by nickye
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Division of labour after a baby

That's very kind of you to say Katherine - I did want her to be confident where I'm not, but I'm not sure how much is down to me, and how much down to her personality. But hopefully I have done my best. Fortunately she doesn't seem to have any of the dyspraxic traits and she's good with her hands at...
by nickye
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Division of labour after a baby

I quite like cooking now but used to hate it. I do think sometimes I'm a bit paranoid and I think everything is down to having dyspraxia - I now realise that a lot of people do struggle with things. I used to think everyone else could do everything brilliantly, but I'm starting to realise it's not t...
by nickye
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Hello everybody

Hi there I thought I'd sent a reply, but I think it couldn't have posted properly. Welcome to the forum. Like you, I'm 47 (soon to be 48 though - how did that happen?!) I found out I had dyspraxia only about three years ago, but it made a lot of sense to me when I found out about it. My daughter is ...
by nickye
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Room 101
Replies: 24
Views: 15389

Re: Room 101

Ah yes - self service checkouts that take twice as long as normal ones! I'd also put in: motorway sliproads TV news where there's a line of text running along the bottom which drive me nuts! i-phones because I keep typing in every word wrong - I like the blackberry with the little keyboard I love Ro...
by nickye
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Division of labour after a baby

Hi Katherine Good to hear back from you. It's always hard finding a balance isn't it? I think you're probably like me, and you like your day to be structured. I get long holidays from college, which sounds great (and it is in a lot of ways!) but I struggle sometimes when nothing is planned. I'm plea...
by nickye
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Division of labour after a baby
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Division of labour after a baby

Hi Katherine I really feel for you, and can relate to a lot of what you say. My 'baby' is now 14 (where did the time go?!) so I hope I might have something helpful to say. Although none of us are experts at being parents, and I'm sure everyone finds it a struggle sometimes, dyspraxic or not. I think...
by nickye
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Essay Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 10092

Re: Essay Writing

These are all great ideas. I'm studying with the Open University - English Literature - which I love and have just finished the first year (AA100 - The Arts Past and Present). I was getting quite stressed out over my essays sometimes - although they turned out well in the end - but sometimes the str...
by nickye
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: hello

Hi Mary I'm pleased you found what I said helpful, and I hope you do manage to get some help now. I often write things down, about how I'm feeling, or just to get things straight in my mind, and find it really helps, even if I don't give it to anyone else to read it still helps me. I tend to write n...
by nickye
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: hello

Hi Mary Sorry to hear you're having these difficulties. It's frustrating isn't it? The NHS don't seem to know much about dyspraxia. I'd suggest writing down a list of things you're struggling with because that takes the emotion out of it and makes sure you get across clearly what you want to say. Th...
by nickye
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A reintroduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: A reintroduction

Hi again

Good to see you back and hope life's going well for you.

Nicky
by nickye
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Could I ever drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 4102

Re: Could I ever drive?

Hi Rummur Welcome to the forum, and sorry to see from your other posts that you're having a bit of a hard time at the moment. It sounds like you're very hard on yourself - but please don't take that as a criticism, because I can feel exactly the same! I think all this positive thinking, where people...
by nickye
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and associated conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Dyspraxia and associated conditions

Hi Ayne I'm pleased the reply was helpful. I think people with dyspraxia are all different, and struggle with different things. The strange thing is that I have neat handwriting (and love writing) and play the piano, but I struggled driving, riding a bike, etc. I think sometimes I have more problem ...
by nickye
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and associated conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Dyspraxia and associated conditions

Hi there! Welcome to the forum and I'm pleased you've found us. I hope you get as much out of the forums as I do. It sounds like you're having a tough time and I expect a lot of people on here will relate to what you say. I'm 46 now, and didn't know anything about dyspraxia (let alone that I had it!...