Elaine Halligan

Elaine Halligan

London Director, The Parent Practice
Biography

Elaine is a parenting coach, speaker and author of ‘My Child’s Different’. Her expertise was born from real life experience, when her son was excluded from his third school at the age of seven. Using The Parent Practice methodology, her son’s sense of self worth was restored with lots of positive encouragement, giving him responsibility, encouraging independence, helping him understand and accept his feelings of difference, his anxieties, frustrations and anger, and helping him learn from failure and bounce back from set-backs. The outcome was he finished school as Head Boy, and is now a budding entrepreneur. A huge testament to the transformative work and impact The Parent Practice has on families and children. The story is told in her TEDX talk here on Neuro Diversity is a super power and not a problem. She’s not Wonder Woman or Super Nanny, not Mary Poppins or Nanny McPhee, she’s just herself (and in essence, she’s probably you) and that’s what makes her different. She’s been at the end of her tether wondering why her child is different and what she can do to support him. She has learned first hand the skills it takes not just to survive the struggle, but to get to the other side and change the story. She niches in neuro diversity and working with separated families helping then develop a plan to share the care and ensure the children are always in the centre and not the middle. It’s her mission to create a happier future generation by sharing parenting strategies that will have an authentic impact, transforming challenging children into confident and contented children with her personal style and a positive approach.