Islay Downey works with families, dealing with complex issues. She has been featured on BBC2’s ‘Blame the Parents’ and Channel 5’s ‘My Violent Child’, and is a regular contributor on Radio.



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This website is for parents who are having difficulty within the home environment. It draws upon a wealth of knowledge, and years of experience of working with both parents and children in many challenging situations

You may have chosen to visit this website because you have concerns about the high levels of anger your child is displaying. These violent episodes could be shown by;

  • Angry words
  • Kicking off/tantrums
  • Trashing the house or their room
  • Attacking parent/s, siblings or others

If this is your situation you may feel helpless. Your child may also be experiencing similar feelings.

This website aims to give a better understanding of why your child is hitting you and why you may be feeling out of control. It will give you the opportunity to raise your own awareness and provide a deeper understanding of the areas that you may be struggling with. By raising your own awareness and acting upon this new information your child is more likely to change their behaviour, and your relationship will improve.



Advanced Parenting Skills by HarveyAshe