We have to break the stigma around mental health and children. Most of the times the signals are quite subtle and can be often overlooked by parents, so many children may be suffering behind closed doors. I believe 'Prevention is better than cure. As a parenting specialist, Director of The Parent Practice, and author of the best-selling book ‘My Child’s Different’, Elaine helps parents raise competent, confident children, and find the holy grail of parenting - Keeping calm!
She faced the challenge of parenting her son, who being wired differently and with undiagnosed learning difficulties, by age seven, had been excluded from three schools. He experienced failure at a young age and was written off by society. However, through the use of life-changing positive parenting skills, her son’s self-worth improved & he finished his schooling as Head Boy. He is now an intrepid entrepreneur with resilience, grit & an ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. Her mission is to impart her knowledge to other parents, to ensure their ‘different’ or ‘difficult’ children survive and thrive in their educational years and beyond. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx