I started writing Life with a Bear as therapy for myself, I had left my job as Teddie was really struggling with my sister-in-law, he never settled and hated loud noises especially when he was away from our house.
For the first time in years, I became a stay at home mum.
I filled our days with toddler groups and long walks with our dog’s in-between school picks for our older two. But some days I felt like I was going insane, Teddie never seemed to really settle when we were out and about.
Small issues became larger ones so I stopped going places as it bothered me as much as it did Teddie. I would get looks from them, perfect parents, because my child wasn’t the same as theirs.
At 2 years old Teddie didn’t say a word it was then when I wondered maybe there was something more going on with Teddie.
Writing down how I felt was like a weight had been lifted off me, My frustrations had passed as I had poured my heart out to myself through writing.
Once I got myself in a better place I was able, to be honest, and share how I was feeling and the struggles Teddie was facing.
Teddie has a long journey ahead of him but we could not be any prouder of him if we tried.