Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Dinija
What they say: Take a proactive approach towards your child’s mental health and discover how to have the conversations that will be life-saving and life-changing.
With a foreword by Benny Refson, President of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be
The pressures faced by children and adolescents today are unprecedented, and the corresponding statistics around poor mental health deeply alarming. Behind every mental health issue, from addiction to ADHD, lies a host of underlying problems that need addressing but as a worried parent it’s hard to know where to focus. What do you do if your child struggles with anxiety? Is self-harming? Has developed an unhealthy relationship with eating, exercise, technology or alcohol?
Proactive in approach, top addiction therapist Mandy Saligari provides the tools to help you identify and address the self-destructive patterns of behaviour, to stop them in their tracks. Her practical framework reveals how you can adapt your own behaviour and equip your child to develop emotional intelligence, resilience and self-esteem.
What we say: “I was not sure about this book when I just read the cover. Sometimes in our life are situations, when we think ‘that will not happen to me’… this book is the same. When I read some pages about addiction and thought my children might be to young and it will not happen to them. But as the little review on the book cover says ‘We should all read this helpful book knowing that we can make a difference.’ (Benny Refson).
It is good to learn about possibilities in our children lives. This book gave me some light bulb moments, when it helped me to understand why I do things and how I can help my children.
Honestly most of us have some addictions these days and this book helps to understand why we fall for them and how we can help each other.
I think this book must be at home for every family, even if you think ‘it will not happen to us’. It is a good read, smart, but understandable language.”
Proactive Parenting by Mandy Saligari is available from many high street bookstores and online from Amazon.