Reframing the narrative

When it comes to communicating with people who are new to PDA, or are yet to fully understand it, it can be difficult for me to describe PDA in ways that are recognised but are not negative. As an advocate, one of my jobs is to push for awareness of PDA amongst those who have […]

Radical Unschooling

I’ve been reading this brilliant blog by Tara, a lovely mother to PanKwake. They are Radical Unschoolers and she details her life Radically Unschooling her PDA daughter. Radical Unschooling follows on from the Unschooling principle, a type of Home Education which doesn’t follow the strict rule and routine of regular schooling. Unschooling is letting your child […]

Who am I?

Who am I? Am I a PDA person? Or do I have PDA? Am I an adult with PDA? Or an adult PDAer? Am I a person with PDA? A PDA adult? Or just a PDAer? Do I have Pathological Demand Avoidance? Or am I Pathologically Demand Avoidant? Who am I?

10 things not to say about PDA

It’s not easy to pluck up the courage to explain you or your loved ones condition to another person, especially when that condition is rare, slightly controversial and largely misunderstood by society. So when those people then come out with comments which are rude, stereotypical, offensive or just plain wrong, it makes it that much […]