The author has written hinestly and openly about her son, Sam, who by the age of seven had been excluded from three schools. Later, he was diagnosed with several conditions ranging from autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to pathological demand avoidance (PDA), before finally being diagnosed with dyslexia. The book tells the of journey from birth to adulthood; from "difficult" child to budding entrepreneur. There is much in the book that parents will recognise, whether or not their child has been diagnosed with learning difficulties, and they will feel both reassured and empowered. Interspersed throughout the narrative are the reflections and insights of parenting expert Melissa Hood, who illustrates the key concepts from Sam's story and shares practical positive parenting techniques to help parents better connect with their children. I found particularly interesting the contributions from Sam himself providing a perspective that will help deepen parents understanding of their children's feelings, and provide useful reading for young people. An inspiring book with a very personal approach which other parents will find very supportive.
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