The giving tree
(2022) Shel Silverstein. An animated children's book detailing one process of giving between a parent and child. Poignant and moving. CLICK HERE
(2018) Wouldn't change a thing. Beautiful sequence of mums singing with their children. A tearjerker. CLICK HERE
(2018) Iris. Clear accounts of living with autism. CLICK HERE
(2007) Channel 4. Documentary following a mother as she attempts to repair and revive the maternal bond with her baby. A psychodynamic approach. CLICK HERE
The magical act of a desperate person
(2013) By Adam Phillips. Suggests that we never totally recover from the sadomasochism of our childhood. Moreover, that we should be dismayed that this same sadomasochism bewitches us into thinking there is nothing else we can do.Text and audio available. CLICK HERE
(1984) by Robyn Skinner & John Cleese. Easily read description of how we might fall in love and develop from babies to adolescents to adults. A psycho dynamic perspective. CLICK HERE
Welcome to Holland
(1984) Short story by Emily Perl Kingsley.'I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability.' CLICK HERE
(2020) by R Chris Fraley.'The same motivational system that gives rise to the close emotional bond between parents and their children is responsible for the bond that develops between adults in emotionally intimate relationships.' CLICK HERE
So what exactly is autism?
(2022) Damian Milton for the Autism Education Trust. Clear overview. CLICK HERE
Why can't we remember our early childhood?
(2016) 'The Conversation.' Language, culture and brain development all contribute to childhood amnesia.'The first few years of life are paradoxically forgettable and yet powerful in shaping the adults that we become.' CLICK HERE