Welcome to the C.A.R.E.ful Parenting website with regular blog posts on parenting, notices of upcoming courses and some of the best parenting resources I've found that you can explore on your own.
A parenting coach in London since 2001, I am pleased to have helped many families achieve greater success and satisfaction from raising their children. Parenting is hard work that is too important to leave to chance. Most of us start with an idea of what we want to be like as a parent but, rarely, do we start with the skills required to be as successful as possible. Building a happy family is a work of a lifetime and can bring the greatest joy imaginable - with the commitment by you, the parent, to learn to understand your children and yourselves. We, as parents, must learn to control our own impulses and fears, and offer our children our love and wisdom in ways that can be received and acted upon by them. My goal in parent coaching is to have you and your children well connected so that they grow up to be well-adjusted, caring, productive adults with whom you have a strong, positive life long relationship.
The C.A.R.E.ful Parenting name expresses the fundamental and foundational principles of my parent coaching.
C: consistent, connected and communicative parenting - learning to speak and listen in ways that help you understand your child and her behaviour
A: active, aware and attuned parenting - helping you to be prepared for your role as parent
R: respectful, rational and relational parenting - offering constructive ideas on how to behave to foster a safe, constructive environment for your child
E: empathetic, engaged and empowering parenting - thinking about the parent as a coach rather than task master or disciplinarian
I was encouraged to start this website to share some of the parenting insights my clients have gained from my coaching. Perhaps we have met at a talk at your child's school or during one of my small group courses or at some one-on-one personal coaching sessions. I hope you will come to the site to stay connected and learn more. Welcome! If we have not met, I look forward to meeting you via this online medium. Please feel free to send me suggestions for how to make this site as useful to you as possible.