This is what parents have said after attending Yvonne’s webinars –
“Yvonne’s webinars have helped our family in ways other professionals and services haven’t been able to. Yvonne understands our lives and how challenging they can be and has helped me see things through my child’s perspective and think of ways to help him through difficulties rather than see him as challenging. She has brought communities together to support each other and offer solutions and think creatively. My home is a happier, calmer place overall and much of that has been down to the inspiring support and advice that Yvonne and her Facebook group and webinars have given me. It turns your understanding upside down – from challenging behaviour to a child that is finding life challenging- now we can work as a team more and I think ‘what can I do to help my child through this?’ Rather than ‘how can I stop my child behaving like this!?’ From judgement to understanding, and consequences to compassion. It has turned our lives around.”
“I have been fortunate enough to attend several of Yvonne’s webinars.
They did not disappoint. They are delivered in such a warm and welcoming manner, by someone who you can instantly tell understands what you are going through, who has infinite experience and knowledge on the subjects she talks about and most importantly who genuinely cares about the struggles you and your family are going through.
The webinars give useful tips and strategies that are easy to take away and implement and explain things clearly, so you come away thinking about things differently. Yvonne responds to comments made throughout the webinar, personalising it to the people attending. She also lets us know where to go to find extra information and support.
Especially at this time, when so much support has been taken away from SEND children and their families, these webinars are a lifeline to many. I am extremely grateful to have been able to attend them.”
“I am a single parent with three children each of whom has additional needs and displays differently presenting complex behaviour. I enrolled on the webinar about gaming and found it incredibly informative as well as interesting and extremely helpful. Yvonne’s ability to research and distil novel information is incredible. I sounded much more hip as a Mum after the session and I had some great suggestions as to how I could improve our situation. I thoroughly recommend them.”
“When I joined Yvonne’s training sessions and Facebook support group my daughter was in a desperate state. She would have 7 to 10 meltdowns a day, threaten self-harm, hurt me and others and break things she loved. She is now in a very different place. I have learnt more of what she can and cannot manage, and I have adjusted to understand her way of communicating, rather than expecting her to learn mine. She is much more able to communicate her needs, has a better understanding of herself, and VCB is an occasional problem rather than a constant struggle. Our relationship is extremely close, and we can work much more as a team to tackle things. I’ve massively adjusted my expectations of what we/she can manage, and it’s really paid off as she’s just so much happier.”
“I’ve watched a couple of Yvonne’s webinars and they have been so useful for me and my family. Yvonne has such a lovely, gentle manner and is very down to earth. She is so kind and respectful of everyone and makes people feel so valued and welcome in her talks. The advice she gives is invaluable and comes from a place of experience, giving such hope to so many families. I run a support group for parents of children with additional needs and always refer them to Yvonne’s webinars and resources when they are struggling as I have found that they’re the only strategies that work with our children. Yvonne puts parents like us first even though she has such a lot to deal with in her own life and spends so much time and effort making sure everyone else is ok. Her webinars are informative, entertaining, and practical and easy to listen to. She responds attentively to questions posted by people throughout and follows these up if people need more information. She listens to and asks for feedback so that she can improve on the content and structure of everything she does. As a parent I would be lost without Yvonne’s help and advice, particularly during this pandemic where her webinars have been useful and invaluable to so many of us.”
“I have attended a number of Yvonne’s webinars and I have benefitted so much from them all. They are full of insight, compassion, and hope. Yvonne has a wonderfully friendly style putting you at ease and making you feel like you are not alone. Not only does she provide insight into how my child must be feeling, but she also provides practical strategies for me to follow to help him cope better. I am a better parent for following her advice. My son is better supported because I understand more of what he needs. Thank you, Yvonne.”
“I have a child with extreme behaviour, and it is HELL! Yvonne’s webinars have been invaluable. They helped me deal with difficult situations better, they remind me that the traditional parenting ways really do not work with kids like mine – and overall, this decreases family stress levels. So, they have been extremely useful.”
“Yvonne and her methods and her deep fundamental understanding of the causes of send VCB have transformed the lives of my autistic pda daughter, my adopted daughter who is her sibling, and myself. It is not my child’s fault. It is not my parenting. Her basic and overwhelming need is to feel safe. That may manifest in a focus on controlling us, or on what looks like anger and destructive ness, but when I see my darling daughter through the lens Yvonne gave me, I see nothing but a frightened wee girl who needs to feel safe. It has been utterly transformative to look through this lens. I can at last meet her needs, and that enables her to function at a higher level. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has safety as the most basic and self-actualisation at the pinnacle. My 2 daughters and I now have a shot at that and are now very rarely trapped at that most basic level. Yvonne has been the key in the lock for us. I bless her from my heart. Oh yes, and her book, The Send Parent’s Handbook, was a hand reaching out to me in the darkness. I wept several times reading it. It broke that terrible isolation I was in and let me know i was not alone.”