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Parenting with Rheumatoid Arthritis, proud moments and fitting on a potty

Elaine Kordys shares her Truthbook with honesty and humour. We hear Elaine's reflections on two lots of lock down homeschooling & managing her daughters new found autonomy; parenting with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Arthur as she calls it); the immense pride you can feel as a parent as well as those Cruella Di Vil parenting moments. And we finish off with some potty talk! Elaine is from Helensburgh in Scotland (my home town) and we became friends when Elaine's daughter Molly and my son Struan were babies and shared the same childminder. They were kindred spirits until school age and they went their separate ways. Elaine followed her passion in helping and working with people with Dementia by starting an MSc in dementia studies in 2019 and setting up and running a wonderful series of videos of creative movement for the aged and people with dementia, called Spin Turn Movements. The videos have been a family affair involving her daughters Robyn (7yrs) and Molly (10yrs) and her husband Myles (seen strumming the banjo in the background). Her most recent video, April 21, was a personal one, because it marked 10 years since Elaine was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthur as she calls it, has shifted, challenged and tested Elaine. She has now found a way to live with it, after doing a course in Holistic Health Coaching. Please reach out to Elaine (via her spin turn movement FB page) if you are experiencing similar challenges with arthritis or other types of chronic pain. As well as a wealth of experience and empathy you can be sure she will bring a smile to your face.




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