About Me

 

Hello! I’m Annamarie

“In our experience, the vast majority of parents and professionals are highly invested in improving their child’s behaviour, but few have the strategies or training to do so effectively.

As a result, many families and professionals live in unnecessarily stressful environments, causing distress to both children and adults.” Annamarie Dack – Empowered Parents Founder

Empowered Parents is an organisation committed to providing both parents and professionals with effective behaviour management, and intervention solutions.

We offer a range of training, coaching and intervention services, which are proven to reduce behavioural concerns, improve the emotional resilience of children, and help caregivers to feel in control and confident in their strategies and methods.

Do you find yourself struggling to deal with difficult child behaviour?

Are you stressed, worried or just plain exhausted with trying to make it work?

Whether you are a parent, or a professional, it can be challenging to know ‘how’ to help a child to manage their feelings and decisions – especially if you have not had support or training.

Empowered Parents is committed to providing both parents and professionals with effective support, behaviour management, and intervention solutions.

Improvement is supported through a range of training, coaching and intervention services, which are proven to reduce behavioural concerns, improve the self-esteem and emotional resilience of children, and help caregivers to feel in control and confident in their strategies and methods

“In my experience, the vast majority of parents and professionals are highly invested in supporting their children with behavioural struggles, but very few get the support to actually know ‘how’ to help them.

As a result, many families and professionals live in unnecessarily stressful environments, causing distress to both children and adults.

It doesn’t need to be so hard, with the right support families with challenging children can flourish”

Annamarie Dack – Empowered Parents Founder

Our Mission

Our mission is simple:

We want to make the lives of as many parents, professionals and children as possible, better.

That’s it!

Who should seek advice before using Empowered Parent plans?

Some children can benefit from behaviour intervention plans, but need us to work in collaboration with current medical teams to ensure we work in the best interests of the child. 

  • Families or professionals caring for children with non-verbal, or limited communication
  • Children who are diagnosed with a Mental Health condition
  • Families who are under Section 20 or Section 47 orders and have an active social worker
  • Children who are actively registered under a paediatric doctor

The Healthy Child Mind model is a strategic method of managing the behaviours of children, which promotes and protects emotional health of both child and parent or worker.

Developed from over 10 years of research and experience, this approach is used by professionals working with some of the most challenging children.

My Approach

I have worked for 10 years with children who find emotional management and behavioural choices difficult. I’m a qualified coach, and experienced school leader.

Through my own coaching practice, and leading several schools for vulnerable and excluded children, I have built a reputation for my ability to connect with and support challenging children.

I work internationally, providing coaching, training and consultancy to parents, children and professionals. Based in Norfolk, UK, I am able to provide a range of professional services to support in meeting the ever growing needs of challenging school cohorts.

I also support the Foster Care world, sharing my own experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, I teach children that they do not have to become the sum of their experiences.

My work has so far helped over 1000 children and their families.

Why would we invest in a plan for our child?

Most parents, and professionals, at some point will experience a patch of difficulty with their child. This is extremely normal and sometimes not a concern at all.

However, for many families this patch turns into weeks, months, and often years of extremely challenging behaviour which can drastically impact the happiness of the wider family, and the success of the child at the centre of the behaviours.

Many families talk about the everyday strain of managing challenging child behaviours, and of siblings developing learned behaviour and becoming difficult to manage due only to the influence of their brothers or sisters.

Often parents feel alone, judged and unsupported, and have no-one to turn to.

Behaviour planning and intervention will help parents become:

Planned and ready for your child’s behaviours

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Supported in a professional, confidential, understanding relationship

In control of your emotions, your life, and able to shine again

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Intervention work can:

Prevent poor behaviours from starting

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Improve or remove poor and hard to manage behaviours

Positively impact low self esteem

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Improve low ambitions

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Reduce the risk of poor mental health

Correct inabilities to form positive relationships

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Improve or prevent bad decision making

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Investing in effective behaviour planning and intervention will reduce stress, improve your family environment and make sure you become empowered to cope.

Annamarie’s Story

Annamarie is a coach who truly understands the dynamics of managing challenging emotions and behaviours.

As a child raised in foster care following significant early years trauma, Annamarie spent much of her own childhood struggling with emotions, and presenting with challenging behaviours. These included some of the more common behaviours, lying, ignoring rules and rebelling. But Annamarie also demonstrated her struggles with trauma through excessive risk taking, compulsive behaviours and self harm.

By the time she was 16 Annamarie has attempted to take her life 3 times.

Through her experience of being ‘managed’ in different ways, Annamarie understands how children feel when they are trying to navigate expectations and boundaries.

She provides, in addition to her work with parents and professionals, inspiring services which help children to understand how to overcome adversity, raise aspirations and become more than their experiences.

As an adult Annamarie has raised a child with ADHD & emotional difficulties. She vividly recalls the lack of support and guidance available to her as she tried to keep her child safe through his challenges, and the intense emotional pain present as a parent supporting an unhappy child.

Annamarie understands how hard parenting challenging children can be, and knows that what parents need is simple and effective support and training to know ‘how’ to help their children. She provides the service which she needed herself in times of distress with her own child.

Within her professional career, Annamarie qualified as a coach with a specialist focus on children, and has spent the last 10 years working with children who have emotional difficulties and challenging behaviours.

She has provided support through her own coaching practice, and through senior leadership of schools for vulnerable children who have been excluded for poor behaviours.

She has had extensive training in behaviour management and has trained many professionals on effective management of children.

Annamarie understands the challenges in managing multiple needs within a cohort of children, and the ever increasing pressures on the education system to meet the wider holistic needs of children.

This unique triangulation of experiences has allowed Annamarie to design and deliver a behaviour management service which meets the needs of children, parents AND professionals.

Her passion for supporting children, and those who support them has led her to open Empowered Parents.

To date Annamarie has helped over 1000 children and their families.

Get in touch with me to discuss how we can work together.

Family Services

Parent coaching & mentoring / Child coaching / Behaviour management training for parents / Behaviour Intervention Planning

Services For Schools

PDBW Workshops for pupils / Pupil coaching KS2+ / Behaviour management staff training / Consultancy

Fostering Futures

Overcoming adversity workshops / Leaving care workshops and coaching

 

"Annamarie is is an
incredibly passionate, driven
and empowering coach. She
makes you feel completely in
control, heard and
understood."

Sarah Wilkinson – Teacher

"My girls are very hard work, they have lots of anger issues and anxiety. Very much related to your training and I love these strategies for being prepared and having a plan. I'd like to thank you, your training was very relevant and easy to follow. "

Kim, Parent

"Before I would
struggle to know how
to talk to people.
Annamarie helped me
to overcome this and I
have made some good friends. I am so much
happier for this
change ."

Ellen, Age 16

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