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How to parent smarter not harder.

The Work/Parent Switch

by Anita Cleare

Not sure where to start? Be the parent your child needs (and still hold down your job).

About Anita Cleare

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Anita Cleare is a parenting speaker, writer and coach and co-founder of the Positive Parenting Project.

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Thinking Parenting blog

Being a good parent is not about getting it all right all of the time – fuel for thinking parents

Thinking Parenting Blog

The Woorysaurus is one of the best books to help children with anxiety - photo of bookcover

Books to help children with anxiety

Children who are worried or anxious don’t always find it easy to express those feelings in words. Reading storybooks together with children is a great way to open up discussions and introduce...

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The Ultimate Christmas Booklist

As regular readers will know, I review lots of books for children and parents on this blog. Which means I read a lot of books too! So, in my continual efforts to make your busy lives just that little...

Books for talking to children about emotions: picture of 'The Way I Feel' front cover

8 Books for talking to children about emotions

It takes time for children to learn to recognise and manage their feelings. Talking to children about emotions can help this process. Talking is usually best done when everyone is calm and no-one...

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Balancing work and parenting when working from home

Working from home has lots of advantages. There’s no commute, you can be much more available for unexpected family circumstances, and the uniform is a lot comfier! But that blending of work and...

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How to work from home with children

Trying to work from home while parenting (during a stressful pandemic!) isn't easy. But there are things you can do that will make your days a bit easier.

This tutorial is packed with practical ideas on organising your day, setting expectations and boundaries, managing stress and supporting children's development (while also getting your work done).

LIVE WEBINAR

Weds 25th Nov 8.30pm

Chalk & Cheese Parenting? (overcoming different parenting styles)

How to agree a joint approach when you have different parenting styles. Practical pointers on holding solution-focused discussions, reducing conflict and how to talk without bllaming.

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How free play can give parents free time

Free play is a win-win for time-poor parents. It enhances children’s development and takes pressure off busy parents. This short video explains how you can get a little more free time as a parent while, at the same time, building your child’s intelligence and creativity. Sounds too good to be true? Here’s how to do it!

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT

Thurs 10th December 8pm

How to have a happy ‘Covid’ Christmas

Join parenting expert Anita Cleare in this Facebook Live to share ideas on how parents can adapt Christmas traditions to ensure children have a magical Christmas despite Covid-19.

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Scowls, outbursts & sarcasm? (how to communicate positively with teens)

Practical tips on how parents can keep communication channels open with teenagers. Plus, how to manage emotional teenagers and reduce conflict.

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My child won't do what they're asked!

Does your child ignore you when you ask them to do something? Or just say No? Do you find yourself shouting or getting stuck in a negative cycle of recriminations? This video tutorial is packed with practical tips on encouraging children to do what they’re asked, when they’re asked.

Can't recommend enough

Can't recommend enough. Fun, interactive and practical sessions providing lots of opportunity for discussion. Anita is very experienced and highly engaging offering insights and guidance on many of the daily challenges we face as parents.

Seminar attendee

A weight off my shoulders

I left feeling as if a weight was lifted off my shoulders (guilt from unrealistic expectations of myself)

Parenting clinic attendee

cannot recommend Anita enough

The sessions were lively, fun and interactive as well as offering lots of practical advice and take always. I cannot recommend Anita enough

Michaela Gibson, Dive In Festival

It was a revelation

It was like someone swapped my children for nicer ones. Amazing what a difference a shift in my attitude made. My two were fighting all day and I was shouting all day, now they play nicely MOST of the time and I am a calm parent MOST of the time! It was a revelation.

Seminar attendee

interactive and engaging

it was one of the best parenting / work-life seminars I have attended. Even through a dial-in in Edinburgh, it was well-delivered, interactive and engaging.

webinar participant

more fun and caring relationship

I have learnt so much about myself and my actions. I have a better understanding of what my children need and we already have a better, calmer, more fun and caring relationship.

parent coachee