I just wanted to write and thank you so much for the help you have given us over the past few months. When we look back at this time last year "XX" was having a tantrum lasting over an hour every day and we were all shouting too much and incredibly stressed and miserable about the whole situation.
"XX" hated getting so angry and we were at our wits end as to how to move forward. This term, despite "XX" doing hugely increased hours at school "XX" is coping incredibly well. We haven't had a tantrum in months. No doubt part of it is down to "XX" being that bit older but I am certain that a huge contributing factor is the work that we have both done with you. We have both benefited hugely from the calming techniques that we looked at and understanding how our brains work and realising that we can try to get the thinkers to take control rather than letting the feelers take over.
"XX" really took on board everything that you have said and we are so incredibly proud of how "XX" now handles emotions and worries. The transformation really is staggering and as a family we are all so much happier and enjoy family life so much more.
This year had the potential to give "XX" confidence a huge knock as they have a different teacher for each subject and the hours increase hugely. The confidence building sessions have helped "XX" enormously to be brave in class and put hand up even though "XX" still struggles academically.
This is amazing as "XX" usually loses at least a term before "XX" is brave enough and this was when "XX" had one teacher for all subjects so we are so happy "XX" is feeling so settled so quickly.
I honestly can't thank you enough for the help you have given us. I truly believe these may be the most important life skills that "XX" could possibly have learnt at such a young age and the techniques, understanding and confidence "XX" has gained will be hugely valuable for the rest of "XX's" life; in all aspects of life and for us too as parents and people as we have learnt as much as "XX" has.
I think the work that you do with children, parents and families is the most important type of work. Our mental health is such a fragile thing and understanding how our brain works and learning techniques to manage our anger and emotions is such an incredibly positive thing. I genuinely believe every child and every family can benefit from the work you do as for us it has, without a shadow of a doubt, been life changing and worth every penny.
I feel incredibly fortunate that we were in a position to have been able to invest in our time with you and have such a positive outcome.
A huge huge thank you again,