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. In 2019 he was invited by the Department of Education to be one of three experts contributing to the mental health and wellbeing curriculum for schools across England.
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 mental health training service and The Mentoring School, a training organisation passionate about putting standards and psychology into mentoring. He chairs two national awards: the Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards and the National Special Educational Needs and Disability Awards.
I have struggled with my youngest boy for years, I was worried I was doing something wrong. I felt cynical about what Richard was saying, but I thought I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a go. The result of one consultation with Richard has helped my son to recognise his anger and also sleep better in just 6 days! Richard’s methods work far quicker than if I leave him to calm down on his own. I cannot thank Richard enough for the impact he has made for my son. In just a few days he’s changed our lives and given him a more positive future!
I found Richard’s approach friendly and non-judgmental and it was instantly clear to me that he knew his stuff. After just one visit to his site I was already making positive changes in my family. My kids now sleep with their doors closed, and my eldest is taking responsibility for getting ready for school by writing a list of tasks for her and her sister to tick off in the morning. The most simple of things really do make a difference. I already feel calmer and more confident and am looking forward to trying more of the tips that Richard has up his sleeve.
Richard has years of experience dealing with a whole host of issues that parents have to deal with as part of the joy of bringing up children. Particularly those labelled ‘challenging’ or ‘disruptive’. It’s great to be able to talk matters through with him and to realise that you are doing the right things with the added benefit of Richard’s additional ideas and opportunities.
Wow, Richard’s videos are fantastic! I wanted to get my 5 year old to sleep in her bed, she’s always sneaking into ours. I can’t believe how one video helped me stand back enough from day to day parenting to solve it for us! Thanks!
Booking time with Richard will give you your lives back and you will probably be surprised at how soon you will begin to see real changes.
My ten month old baby has been biting me and I didn’t know how to handle it. I was scared to ask for help, but I asked Richard anyway. Just one conversation told me what I needed to do, took away my guilt and now my son has stopped biting me! Thanks Richard!
If you get the chance to use Richard Daniel Curtis’ services, take it! That’s all I can say, he’s a true hero and it’s been like a breath of fresh air. Working with Richard is like talking to an old friend when he meets you, nothing like when you see a doctor. So please if you get a chance of an offer of his services take it, you won’t be disappointed.
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
2019 Expert co-author of mental health and wellbeing curriculum content in England