The myth of 'broken' families | Nina Farr | TEDxTotnes

Over a quarter of families in the UK are now headed by a single parent. Leadership Coach for Lone Parents, Nina Farr, speaks about how families like hers are portrayed culturally and socially. Drawing on both personal and professional experience she shares an inspiring vision for the future of ‘broken’ families.

Nina Farr is an Exeter based Leadership Coach working with lone parent and step families. She helps parents make the transition from traumatic family breakdown into inspired and positive parenting.

She has been supporting families for over 5 years, working closely with local charities and services to reach out to families recovering from domestic abuse. ‘I believe there is no-one better placed to support your children through times of chaos and change than you are. I’m here to show you how to rediscover the joy in parenting, no matter what challenges life is throwing your way.’

Nina has experienced lone parenthood and step parenting herself, and is the author of a leadership program for lone parent called ‘Family Vision’. She is currently writing a book that will help take the message of empowerment, positivity and joy in parenting to many more diverse families.

Nina is a passionate advocate for families who too often find themselves disadvantaged by their circumstances. Her mess

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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