Author and mother Elaine Halligan gives an open and honest description of the years spent raising her son Sam before and after she discovered the keys to helping him achieve his potential. Sam was angry and difficult and was dismissed from three schools in as many years. He was excluded from childhood friendships, and their family was not included during those young years. Elaine and her husband felt they were failures as parents and it hurt them to see their son struggle. Through a number of changes in the way they talked with Sam; interacted with him, and encouraged him, they were able to make desired charges in his behavior. Both parents and Sam became equipped with new “tools” to use when expressing feelings and thoughts, and progress was made! This book can give you insight into your child and suggests language and behavior that can be used in all families as we work to guide our children into being strong, independent and happy adults. This book may be purchased on Amazon.