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Elaine presented a fantastic introductory workshop ‘ Bringing out the Best in your children’ for a network of professional working parents (the Association of Professional Working parents)(APWP) which I co-chair. She gave an excellent presentation, providing practical tips for dealing with the most tricky situations in which parents find themselves and dealt admirably with those specific issues that can affect all working parents. The introduction to Descriptive Praise went down particularly well and some of those attending the workshop have since reported how successful they have found the techniques.
Elaine was also an excellent facilitator and skilfully stimulated discussion between parents of children of all ages. Members of the APWP who had previously used the Parent Practice said how valuable and supportive they had found Elaine and her colleagues. So thank you Elaine for an inspiring evening.
As a partner in the family department of a City firm of solicitors I regularly refer the Parent Practice to my clients and colleagues and as a parent with three year old twins I shall definitely be signing up to some parenting classes in the near future!
Charlotte Bradley, Partner at Kingsley Napley Solicitors and Co-chair of the Association of Professional Working Parents
I've just attended one of the Parent Practice sessions and wanted to say what a truly wonderful thing it was. Not just in terms of the commitment that the Group is showing to the mothers and fathers who work in its various offices, but also the course itself.
Nothing is more important to me than my family and the things I have learned today, and look forward to learning in the coming sessions, will be of more value to me than probably any other form of training I have ever done. As a member of staff I applaud you for organising it and as a parent I thank you for helping me in such an important area of my life.
Parenting is a sensitive issue at the best of times and I'm not afraid to admit that I struggle with the increasing demands of parenthood. However, I left this morning feel empowered, enlightened and genuinely optimistic about things. I wonder how many training courses can lay claim to affecting behaviour quite so dramatically.
Darren Thomas, Client Service Director of an advetising agency