Erinn’s parents were very sceptical when they first heard of bibic. Already being an experienced mother of a teenager, Jacki was looking for answers when she contacted the centre. She wanted to be certain that what she had read was really true and wasn’t going to be “just another waste of time, where we were told things we already knew”. She was put in touch with a family that were attending the centre and she went to visit them.
“I felt so inadequate, when I visited them, when I could see what their child was doing and mine couldn’t. I just burst into tears, but I made my mind up that we would give it a try. It was particularly hard after raising one child because I felt I didn’t know how to bring up this one. Erinn had survived so much in her short life, and now we had to fight for her and help her in every way that we could”, says Jacki.
It had been hard for the family when Erinn had been born. She had so many problems that no-one really knew if she would survive, and although nothing was said, the family got the distinct impression that they may not have her for long and they were not to expect too much from her. “We were told to take her home and love her,” says Jacki. After a fair few hospital stays and visits, fear for her uncertain future was an overriding emotion.
By the age of two they decided “enough was enough” and it was time to take things into their own hands. They came to bibic.
“When you first come to bibic, you get the feeling that they are really listening to you. You have a lot of trained professionals confirming what you are saying or explaining why it is wrong – AND they are all looking at your child! They are really child-centred. There is just so much attention to detail that you haven’t noticed, but when they explain it to you it is obvious. You hear a lot of common sense and the best thing of all is that bibic makes you realise that you can do something; you don’t feel helpless and you realise that while there will be challenges, life won’t be the hard struggle you imagined”.
Erinn has progressed really well since her first visit five years ago and has started school and is also attending ballet classes. Jacki attributes her good health to her special diet and supplements, as recommended by bibic. Jacki firmly believes that an unhealthy child can’t learn. Every day they do some of the exercises and programme with Erinn, but they have now incorporated it into everyday life and do it through normal activities making it easier and fun to do as a family. The family feel confident now and know how to use the learning that they have experienced whilst working with bibic. “Erinn has done really well, she is now starting to tell the time, do simple additions and three and four letter word spellings.”