Online Parenting Course

Welcome to The Positive Parenting Academy – online parenting skills training from The Parent Practice

As much as we’d love The Parent Practice courses to be in every town in the UK and internationally, this is beyond our reach! Even though we can’t bring The Parent Practice to you geographically, we’ve done the next best thing and developed our online parenting skills programme.

Please have a look at our introductory video and our three minute taster here:

Parenting Training Online

With the online programme you have access to the quality guidance for which we are renowned. Learning online is convenient – you can work through the modules of the Positive Parenting Academy programme at your own pace, when and where you like. And you’ll have access to the parent training programme materials – forever.


Membership of the Positive Parenting Academy is forever -and there is so much included:

  • Our complete Parenting Course, divided into 10 easy to manage modules including videos, action sheets, course notes, extra links to videos on You tube and reminder postcards. See an extract from the course in the right hand video above. (What’s covered in the 10  Sessions).  
  • Access to our 11 top tip videos with Melissa or Elaine talking through a particular parenting skill or strategy. View one here
  • Both our MP3 downloads ‘Harmony at Home’ and ‘Positive Discipline’. Each download is with radio presenter Sandy Warr and uses actors to illustrate the skills in action as well as answering a number of frequently asked questions. Hear a trailer
  • Access to our Positive Parenting Academy Private Facebook Group where you can chat in complete confidence about your parenting issues with the other members and our facilitators.  

Cost: One off payment of £349 (inc VAT). No ongoing costs.

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The first module on Descriptive Praise is very informative and helpful indeed. ….it is also amazing how quickly children respond and change. A little success story from using the ideas of Descriptive Praise this past week (with the help of your list of Examples): Stanley (nearly 5) is usually not very keen on getting dressed by himself and needs a few reminders that it is time to stop playing and to get dressed. This week after he finally dressed himself, I said : “Stanley, thank you for getting dressed so promptly today while I was helping your younger brother. I know the buttons can be quite tricky but you did them all by yourself and that was a great example for Robert.” He looked at me and said: “Now watch how quickly I can do my shoes”. The next day the whole process took less time and no extra reminders were needed.

Anoush, mum of two from Jersey


I live in the United Arab Emirates, a long way from friends and family. Being able to access the Parent Practice Positive Parenting Academy has been incredibly helpful to me as attending one of their courses in London is not an option.  Far from being a static lecture, the module is well thought out and moves at a good pace, with video clips, worksheet exercises and animation varying the presentational format. There have been number of lightbulb moments (the exercise involving how not to motivate your child made me squirm!) and I rather enjoyed the graphic message illustrated by the Monkey Business Illusion .  However the most wonderful aspect of the presentation is the focus on positive parenting.  This was a very good reminder that we are raising the next generation and have a role to play in ensuring they are raised with self esteem.

Victoria, mother of two teenagers, UAE


I have read some parenting books but they are no comparison to this course with its interactivity of the very helpful videos, worksheets, missions, course notes and reminder postcards that I stuck on my fridge. This interactivity,  together with the practical content on so many problem areas, meant that I have been able to obtain real results in a very short time. With the ongoing support, it is so reassuring to know that I have top parenting experts on hand to help me with any problems I may have. My family is the most important thing to me and I am so pleased that this course has been made available to me so that I can follow all of this brilliant advice and have a happy, loving, successful and fulfilled family.

Suzanne, UK


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