My work with two families impacted by children being violent to their parents was featured as part of Channel 5’s My Violent Child Series, March 2015 and I also appeared with a parent overwhelmed by aggressive behaviour from her 9 year old daughter on ITV’s This Morning, October 2015. My contributions to Channel 5 News have covered a range of children’s, young people’s and parenting issues, dilemmas and concerns.
In my TEDxBristol Talk, I fulfilled a life-long ambition to talk about how we, and how children, are impacted by anxiety. I have relished the opportunity to speak to a packed audience at the Colston Hall and to be part of a life changing day for all who attended and took part.
My breadth and depth of current knowledge, and my compassion for both children and parents, make me an asset to any programmes featuring children, young people and challenging behaviours.
Regular contributions to Radio 5 Live, BBC Bristol and BBC Wiltshire and Magazine features, in Bella and Take a Break, focus on a variety of issues relating to how we are raising and treating children and young people in the twenty-first century, such as, in step-families, when going through divorce, children’s depression and anxiety.
I draw upon my personal parenting and life experience and my long-term direct work with families, and combine this with my unceasing quest to marry the scientific research and findings to what I see and hear from those that I support.