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We have a full Programme of Workshop and courses running this term


Positive Discipline -what to do when your child says no - Wed 24th Sept, evening

Easy to Read: encouraging a love of reading in your child - Thurs 2nd Oct, morning. Presented by Clio Whittaker of Ampersand Learning.

For details on these and to book click HERE




Our 5 week CORE course (module 1-5) running on Tuesday evenings in Balham

We have our flagship 10 week courses running in 5 locations during this term.

For details on all our courses click HERE

All our 5 and 10 week courses are now CANparent Quality marked






Our intensive 5 week Training for Trainers course is running this term starting on Fri 19th Sept.

For more details click HERE

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY.  Come to a free trial class at any of our 5 or 10 week courses (subject to availability) and join in a class before you decide if you want to join the course.

Over 90% of the people who come to a trial class go on to join the course!

Booking essential. Click here to book on line or call the office . Click HERE
to book your free taster class.



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.
he Bringing Baby Home program helps parents deal with the transition to parenthood and create strong and
happy families from the



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.


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