Author: Jane E Renton

Caring, parenting and points of pressure

Caring, parenting and points of pressure

June 6-12 is the annual celebration of Carers Week, highlighting a “campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.” But what asks Jane Renton if you have to fight even to get recognition as a carer in the first … Continue reading Caring, parenting and points of pressure

Parental pride in not being normal

Parental pride in not being normal

Disabled children should be praised for their difference and not congratulated on their apparent normality, says disabled mother Jane Renton. Normal has always been a synonym for acceptable, and so it is when your disabled children don’t look disabled. Complete strangers feel entitled to remark that children are lucky to appear normal. It’s not just … Continue reading Parental pride in not being normal