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The Parent Practice

Enabling parents to bring out the best in their children

Every parent knows that children don’t come with an instruction manual and yet so many parents feel they should instinctively know how to raise a calm, happy and thriving family. We would go into no other such complex endeavour without skills or training. We’ve lost count of the number of times worried Mums and Dads ask us: “If I take parenting skills training, isn’t that an admission that I’ve failed as a parent? - quite the opposite is true.

Being open to learning parenting skills strengthens our natural abilities and equips us with valuable new understanding, helping us connect more profoundly with our children. We know the issues parents struggle with as we coach parents daily – and we know the practical solutions that consistently work. Our parenting programmes are the ideal way forward. Whether you choose to learn individually, as a couple, in a supportive group or online - you’ll receive loads of support!

We only get one opportunity to raise the next generation of adults so talk to us and let us help you do your best!

Melissa, Elaine and The Parent Practice Team.

Parents & Carers

Enabling parents
and families, carers of children.

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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 The Parent Practice does

About us

We have been helping parents give children the gift of 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.

Parenting Programmes

Learning this invaluable set of parenting skills sets you up to be the best parent you can be.

Attending one of our parenting programmes is commitment to your children and to the important role of being a parent.

Parenting Skills

The skills we teach suit children's individual personalities and give mums and dads a united front to work from.

There's no such thing as a perfect parent; however, learning the right skills parents can create a happy, nurturing and supportive family life.

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
  • Smallish Magazine
  • Channel 5
  • BBC World Service
  • Radio 5 Live
  • Daily Mail
  • Prima Baby
  • BBC WM 95.6
  • Radio Kent
  • Little London

Quick Contact


68 Thurleigh Road
London SW12 8UD

Phone: 0208 673 3444