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The Parent Practice

Enabling parents to bring out the best in their children

Hi! Welcome to the Parent Practice. If you've landed on our website you're probably looking for some great practical solutions to parenting issues. You're in the right place!

The Parent Practice has been helping parents give children happy childhoods and bright futures since 2004. Our team have supported and enabled thousands of parents who have children at all ages and stages - from toddlers through to teenagers (although several clients mention that the skills work with adults too!) We work face to face with parents so we know what struggles they encounter and what solutions they find. Our material is well grounded in the latest thinking in parenting and child development but it is also family-tested in busy homes.

Parenting isn't always as instinctive as people say it ought to be. Learning our comprehensive tried and tested set of parenting skills sets you up to be the best parent you can be. Attending one of our parenting classes is not an indication of failure as a parent - it is testimony to your commitment to your children and to the importance you attach to the role of being a parent.  Mums and Dads (and grandparents and other carers) gain skills and information which make bringing up children easier and more fulfilling.  The skills are easy to understand and because habits take time to change you get loads of support in applying the strategies to your family life.

There is no such thing as a perfect parent; however, with our toolbag full of skills and strategies parents can create a happy, nurturing and supportive environment for family life. Read our FAQ page or talk through with us what would work best for you and your family.

We only have one opportunity to raise our children...let's give it our best shot!

Parents & Carers

Enabling parents
and families, carers

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Schools & Nurseries

Working with teaching staff
and parents

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Corporate & Business

Supporting companies and parents in the workplace

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what clients say

We have a busy household with 3 kids age 2,6 & 8. Elaine and The Parent Practice have been part of our lives dipping in and out for the last 5 years. What a wonderful support system and how refreshing to step into a class or phone Elaine and find incredibly basic skills which turn your life around! Thanks to The Parent Practice we have come out of testing times feeling really proud of what we have achieved as parents and how lucky we are to be on this journey with our brood.

Emma and Mark Owen, Take That


I believe The Parent Practice engages parents in a world of value and principle-led parenting that can lead to emotional literacy and healthy relationships for parents and their children. This is such a valuable thing in a world that has taught some in the past to be more concerned about results, which so often misses the essence of learning.

Adrian Floyd, Headmaster, Finton House School, South West London


I just wanted to say a big thank you to both of you for your work with us over the last 9 months or so. You have truly transformed the quality of some of our people's lives and changed the relationship they have with their children. We have seen the feedback. And there is no price to be put on this. The parent practice made an important contribution to our company being awarded a place in The Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for as we focus on supporting our parents. So a big thank you.

Liz Nottingham, Talent Office and HR Director Starcom Mediavest


As featured in

  • Channel 4
  • Sky News
  • The Times
  • The Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Juno magazine
  • Families magazine
  • Raring 2 Go! magazine
  • Darling magazine
  • The Sunday Express
  • BBC London Radio
  • Discovery Channel

Quick Contact


68 Thurleigh Road
London SW12 8UD

Phone: 0208 673 3444