We have a new branch in Kew starting in the New Year. If this location is of interest please let us know by clicking here or calling the office.
Our 5 week course course will be moving to Battersea from 13th January 2014 and will now be on Monday nights, 7-9pm. The course itself is unchanged and covers the first 5 modules of the 10 week course on a rolling programme. Click here for details.
In addition to Kew and Battersea we have courses running in South Kensington, Chelsea, Wimbledon and Clapham. Click here for details.
After two sell out workshops in the autumn we are delighted that Carl Honoré is back in January to once again deliver 'Slow Parenting: bringing up children in a fast world'.
Digital distraction - and how to get our children off screens is a hot topic of the moment. Don't miss our workshop 'Worlds Apart: bringing up children in the iGeneration' presented by Frances Booth, Author of 'The Distraction Trap'
Are your children nearing the teenage years (which these days means anywhere over 10)? Then don't miss our workshop on preparing for this phase in yours and your children's lives. 'The Teenage Years: Setting up for success'.
Got boys? Life can be tough for your sons particularly when they are young and starting school and having to sit still! Our workshop 'Bringing out the Best in Boys' is full of skills and strategies to help you make sure your boys grow up the best they can be.
'How to be a Calmer Parent' and 'Positive Discipline: what to do when your child says no' are both workshops that will provide parents with the essential skills you need to create a calmer family life with less nagging, shouting and cajoling and more fun!
Click on the green 'Workshops' button on the left menu for full details
Keeping it Fresh
Have you completed a 5 or 10 week course with us and are wondering how you can keep the skills going and continue getting ongoing coaching?
If so we have two great offers for you. Click here for details.
We know how important your children are to their parents. We have been helping parents give their children the gift of a happy childhood and a bright future since The Parent Practice was established in London in 2004
Parenting classes are a great way to effectively and quickly learn an invaluable set of parenting skills that will set you up to be the best parent you can be. Attending a parenting class is not an indication of being a 'bad' parent it is testimony to a parent's commitment to their children and their role as a parent.
Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer, Talking to Tweenies
The skills we teach you can be applied to suit any family and children's different personalities, ages and stages, giving mums and dads a united front from which to work and making your life as a parent both easier and more fulfilling. Our team have supported and empowered thousands of parents and carers, drawing on the latest thinking in psychology, our skills, training and vast experience working with families with children of all ages from toddlers to teens.
There is no such thing as a perfect parent, but with the right tool-kit parents can make family life the happy, nurturing and supportive environment they want. We only have one opportunity to raise our children...why not give it our best shot.
Click here to read some frequently asked questions about our courses or call us if you would like to chat through what could work best for you
"No one will have as much effect on us, or be affected as much by us, as the children we raise."
Steve Biddulph, Child Development Author and Psychologist
And one from the archives!
Watch Hardeep Singh attending a parenting class with Melissa a few years ago. It is about 3 mins long and quite fun (he is a comedian) and was filmed as part of a TV series Hardeep did called 'Hardeep does Families' on Channel 4. Hardeep has some interesting insights at the end!
Melissa Hood, our Head of Design and Training, is now a Gottman Certified Educator, the first in the UK, and is qualified to lead the Bringing Baby Home Workshops created by the Relationship Research Institute founded by Dr John Gottman. The Bringing Baby Home program helps parents deal with the transition to parenthood and create strong and happy families from the outset.
The Essential Parent Baby Guide DVDs
The Essential Baby Care Guide DVDs are presented by Professor Robert Winston, and are based on expert advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UNICEF, the St John Ambulance, the National Literacy Trust, the Child Accident Prevention Trust and more. Created by Diana Hill, an ex-BBC Science Department Director, and Dr Rebecca Chicot, a PhD in Child Development from Cambridge University, the 8 hours of superb visual content includes demonstrations on every aspect of basic baby care - feeding/ care and health/ massage/ sleep and first aid - covering the ages from 0 to 1.
Available from The Essential Parent Company website. Click here to place an order and as when you get to the check-out put in Voucher Code 'TPP' to get your Parent Practice discount.