The Parent Practice

The Parent Practice provides parents with skills that enable them to bring out the best in their children.  We have been established in SW London since 2004. Our skills are based on ideas drawn from many different sources, including Neuro Linguistic programming and Systemic Family Therapy.

Everyone who works at The Parent Practice is a parent, encountering the everyday challenges that all parents face. Whilst none of us is a perfect parent, our own family lives have been enriched, and for many of us transformed, so we are all passionate about passing on the skills and strategies.

To find out more about us, please check out www.theparentpractice.com.

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80% of Parenting Is Modeling

80% of parenting is modeling. It’s a really scary thought for most parents that 80 percent of the teaching we do, 80 percent of the learning our children get in the family, most of what they imbibe and take on as values come from them watching what we model and copying us! There may be a handful of parents who are relaxed about this having a clean conscience about their language, their attitudes, their manners and other behaviors. But for many of us this is a really pressurizing idea....more
annesmollon  Just going through our old blogs and re-noted your comment ... just want to say ...more

17 Gifts for Grammar Geeks

You probably have someone on your list who will probably never lay (and definitely never lie) down her red pen. Punctuate her holidays with an editor-approved grammar gift guide; you can choose for yourself whether to sign it "Santa Clause." ...more
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80% of Parenting Is Modeling

80% of parenting is modeling. It’s a really scary thought for most parents that 80 percent of the teaching we do, 80 percent of the learning our children get in the family, most of what they imbibe and take on as values come from them watching what we model and copying us! There may be a handful of parents who are relaxed about this having a clean conscience about their language, their attitudes, their manners and other behaviors. But for many of us this is a really pressurizing idea....more
@atunheim Hi there - I couldn't agree with you more. There is a great quote in Madeline ...more

80% of Parenting Is Modeling

80% of parenting is modeling. It’s a really scary thought for most parents that 80 percent of the teaching we do, 80 percent of the learning our children get in the family, most of what they imbibe and take on as values come from them watching what we model and copying us! There may be a handful of parents who are relaxed about this having a clean conscience about their language, their attitudes, their manners and other behaviors. But for many of us this is a really pressurizing idea....more
@Candy_Kay I'm always amazed when my daughter says something that I would say! Kids truly are ...more

80% of Parenting Is Modeling

80% of parenting is modeling. It’s a really scary thought for most parents that 80 percent of the teaching we do, 80 percent of the learning our children get in the family, most of what they imbibe and take on as values come from them watching what we model and copying us! There may be a handful of parents who are relaxed about this having a clean conscience about their language, their attitudes, their manners and other behaviors. But for many of us this is a really pressurizing idea....more
@BoyMomBlogger Hi there - It is truly amazing (and as overwhelming at times) how our ...more

80% of Parenting Is Modeling

80% of parenting is modeling. It’s a really scary thought for most parents that 80 percent of the teaching we do, 80 percent of the learning our children get in the family, most of what they imbibe and take on as values come from them watching what we model and copying us! There may be a handful of parents who are relaxed about this having a clean conscience about their language, their attitudes, their manners and other behaviors. But for many of us this is a really pressurizing idea....more
@Michelle Santagate Hi Michelle - Thanks so much for taking time to comment on our blog. You ...more

A House Divided on Spanking

Dealing with discipline issues can be stressful not just on parents and children, but between mom and dad. While two people can think they share the same parenting values before becoming parents, the reality is that kids are unique individuals and frequently change and grow. (You know, because they're supposed to.) Sue at Motherhood and Me recently shared the discipline problems they're having in her house and how the topic of spanking has created a divided house. ...more
Throughout the eleven years The Parent Practice has been teaching parenting classes, we have ...more