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Drawing on the author’s personal experience of parenting a child with PDA, this insightful and informative guide offers strategies and tips for all aspects of daily life, including sensory issues, education and negotiation.

Full of advice and support, this book is not intended to provide information on how to change your children. Rather, it is focused on creating the type of environment that will allow children to be authentically themselves, thereby enabling them to flourish and thrive.


Alice Running's lived experience of parenting a PDA child ensures the authenticity and success of the practical solutions she offers. A must read for parents/carers advocating for their child and striving to secure an environment in which they can thrive.
Leanne Jaques – Blogger and Advocate – The Lightbulb Moment PDA
As a professional who regularly works with people who are autistic with demand avoidant presentations, this book very clearly articulates and encapsulates all I need to know about this aspect of neurodivergence. Alice's honest narrative and her insights into how to create safety, rather than perpetuating a child's distress, offers lovely enlightenment to the reader.
Cathleen Long, Independent Social Worker