Very happy Mum and daughter (age 6)

I feel privileged to get to help children who are finding going to school difficult. It can be upsetting for a parent who has to bring a child to school, who is crying and they don’t want to leave them. My methods are simple, fun and resourcing for both child and parent and they will have these resources for life!

“I can’t say enough good things about Rita in this message! She is amazing and has a brilliant way of communicating with children! My little girl just ran into school happy, without a tear on her first day back! What an unbelievable difference!” Paula

A little boy who can now emotionally regulate

It’s very important to understand what is happening in our bodies in order to regulate. This is not easy but this wee man has nailed it. He also went up 3 reading levels in just a couple of months. He loved doing the movements/exercises at home and knows they help. Mum can also relax more. If our bodies are in a state of disregulation then we can’t learn. Safety in the autonomic nervous system is the key!

“This lovely lady has made a massive difference in my wee man through her simple treatments and tips we can use and do at home my wee man has learnt how to self-regulate much better and understand how he feels in his body a bit better”. Rebekah

No More Tears and Fears for Joe* (and Mum)

When Joe’s Mum called she was in tears and at the end of her tether.  Joe (age 8) has a diagnosis of ASD and had  been going to school fine until recently and then something happened. He was having meltdowns at home and in school.  He was full of fear and anxiety and he didn’t want Mum to leave him and Mum was distraught!  Joe had stopped eating, wasn’t sleeping and had stopped doing activities he used to find enjoyable! He was not happy going to school or staying in school but after just 2 sessions, Joe was back eating, sleeping and doing the activities he enjoys.  Mum can drop him at school and he happily skips in and gets the bus home, like he used to.  His Mum and family could not believe this was the same child and are over the moon 🙂

“Would like to say thank you to this beautiful lady who helped my son so much I highly recommend what she can do, a beautiful lady inside and out and knows her stuff thank you Rita McAlonan for supporting us and being there xo”


Little Jane* is 5 years old and her Mummy contacted me when out of the blue, Jane was afraid of going to school.  She had started P1 4 months previously and was the happiest child in school.  The teachers found her an absolute delight and she made friends easily.  She didn’t find the work hard and had run into school everyday without looking back for Mummy or Daddy. Then one day she didn’t want to go to school and was literally shaking and crying in her bed. She fought getting her uniform on and broke down going into the classroom. Mummy and Daddy and the school, had no recollection of an incident or event that may have caused this.  Little Jane had no idea either!  Without knowing the incident I worked with Jane over 2 sessions and she has ‘returned’ to being the happy and free little girl she was. Home and school life are back to what they were before :).  Jane’s mum is delighted she can call on me as Jane grows up and she now has someone she trusts if she needs help in the future.

No More School Anxiety for Gill*

Gill is 8 and loved school until P4 and then a ‘stricter’ teacher made school very stressful for her.  The tears and shaking and not wanting to let mummy go home was totally new to Mum.  Gill had always loved school and now she didn’t want to go. She cried all day in school and the teacher tried lots of strategies and worked with Mum but still Gill’s anxiety got worse!! Mum brought her to me and I can happily report that she is back to be the happy, smiley, fun 8 yo she was before :).

“We talk all the time now, have a good bedtime in place, which has helped. Thanks for everything you put into place for Gill*.  This has definitely helped her and me” Gills Mum.

A Very Happy Mum

“I just want to say a massive thank you to Rita, who has helped my 16 year old daughter immensely. She is a fantastic coach, caring, funny, so informative and above all so easy for my daughter to trust whole heartedly. All the techniques she taught her to use and the tools and confidence she has given her to continue with at home have been amazing. Thank you so much Rita, we both really appreciate what you have helped her achieve”. Highly recommended ***** Marie”

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