Product reviews for My Child’s Different

Sarah Hamid, Reviewed on Love Reading
An informative and thought-provoking book, written in an accessible style. Sam's journey from troubled, misunderstood child to thriving adult is inspirational. A worthwhile read for parents, teachers and professionals working with young people.

This is an amazing book; both enjoyable to read and informative. It is written in a very accessible style and I liked the way that Sam's voice came through clearly. The story of his education is told from its beginnings at nursery right through university and beyond. He is obviously a remarkable young man, who has been supported all the way by inspiring family.

The book would appeal to professionals who work with young people, as well as parents. The advice from Melissa Hood, parenting coach, at the end of each chapter is both succinct and thought-provoking. I am a parent and a teacher and it has made me think about the way in interact with both my own children and those in my class. In fact, it has piqued my interest in Elaine Halligan's approach which she shares via “The Parent Practice” and I am now following her Facebook page.

Sam's journey shows how hard parents have to work to get their children's differences recognised and an appropriate way forward put into place. The story of this family is one of success and is heartening to read, but it made me think of all the children who end up being excluded from school.

I would recommend this book if you have enjoyed Rupert Isaacson's Horse Boy books and also Arabella Carter-Johnson's Iris Grace, both detailing the lives of “different” but equally brilliant children.

Click here to read the review on Love Reading's website.
Guest | 03/09/2018 01:00
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