Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between — a book for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge (published by HarperCollins Canada in January).
Ann Douglas is the author of Parenting Through the Storm and numerous other books about parenting, including the bestselling The Mother of All Pregnancy Books. She is also the mother of four children who have struggled with a variety of different mental health, neurodevelopmental, and behavioural challenges — and who are currently thriving.
A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences.
She has created and delivered parenting courses for high-profile websites such as WebMD and AOL as well as on behalf of government clients and Fortune-500 companies.
You can find out more about Ann and her book by visiting her website at www.anndouglas.net.