I was reluctant to call Katherine although, with three boys and a husband abroad a lot, my life was getting completely out of control. I felt I should be able to handle it but instead of enjoying my children and their childhoods, I was firefighting and found myself shouting and ranting, on my knees with exhaustion.
My boys are bright and brilliant but like many energetic and clever kids, they also control grabbing and sharp. In an effort to be kind, sensitive and meet their needs, I found myself conceding too much control to them and making them insecure in the process. A massive vicious circle I had no idea how to break out of.
Katherine gave me the tools and the confidence to take back the control, reclaim my own time and space and reset the household to a calm space for us all to enjoy. It’s good old-fashioned common sense, but it takes her, as a straight-talking, cool-headed outsider, to get that perspective. It was the best money I have ever spent and prevented me from pursuing ridiculous diagnoses for all manner of sensory issues when all my kids needed was a strong mum to give them the security they needed.