Richard Daniel Curtis
MEET THE EXPERT WHO CAN HELP YOUR CHILD.
Richard Daniel Curtis, leading child behaviour expert and author, is on a mission to help busy parents around the world to improve the quality of their time with their children, feel less stress and guilt about their parenting and to help raise the next generation to cope with the demands of tomorrow’s world.
Richard is a qualified teacher with a Master’s Degree based on working with children with behavioural difficulties. He also holds several specialist qualifications, is completing his PhD in Psychology and has developed a range of techniques to help stressed and busy parents.
Richard, has devoted his life to understanding and working with children and is renowned for his experience with children with special needs and severe behavioural difficulties. He has turned around the lives of thousands of children and their families and has developed an excellent reputation for understanding what different behaviours and tantrums mean.
He has authored multiple books, has two children’s assessments named after him and is the founder of The Root of It, a team of professionals who help schools, families and children and The Mentoring School, a training organisation passionate about putting the psychology into mentoring.
Richard’s professional CV includes:
1999-2002 Mental Health Support Worker in in-patient adult and child units
2000-2003 BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (Sheffield Hallam)
2003-2010 Teacher, rising to lead of Pupil Referral Unit
2010-2013 Primary Inclusion Adviser for a local authority
2012 Specialist Leader in Behaviour and Attendance awarded
2012-13 worked with the Nurture Group Network to produce the Boxall-Curtis Profile
2013- Founder of The Root Of It – special needs support
2013-14 MA Education (Edge Hill)
2014 Chair of the National SEND Awards
2014 The Root Of It awarded Best New Business Award
2014 Publication of 101 Tips for Parents, 101 More Tips for Parents and 101 Behaviour Tips for Parents
2012-18 Author of the Social, Emotional and Play Development Scale (known as the Curtis Scale)
2015 The Root Of It awarded Gold Scoot Headline Award
2016 Author of Gratitude in Primary Schools, Gratitude in Secondary Schools and Higher Education, Gratitude at Home
2016 Launch of The Mentoring School
2016 Invited to become a HuffPost Blogger
2017 The Mentoring School awarded Best EISC Erasmus Host of the Year and Silver Award for Support to the Apprenticeship Sector
2017 Author of The Parent’s Guide to the Modern World and The Young Person’s Guide to the Modern World
2017 Co-author of Boosting Positive Mental Health in Teens with Naomi Richards
2017 Start of PhD Psychology at University of Southampton
2017 Inducted into the European Alliance for Apprenticeships
2017 Skills for London Apprenticeship Group Member
2018 Co-author of The Gifted Introvert
2018 Member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mentoring
2018 Author of AWOL: the missing teenage brain and the impact on mental health