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Re: when is the best time to tell the children we are splitting up?

Dear PomPom I am sorry I am so late to this post but I wanted to give you a fulsome response and I have not had the time until now!....... and I'm afraid my response may not be the black and white answer you are looking for, but this is my experience coaching parents in how to share the care and de...
Replies: 18
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:00 pm

Re: Recommendation for Educational Psychologist

Hello Special Mum I strongly recommend Dr Josephine Stork a neuro diversity specialist in ADHD and ASDA and a great chartered educational psychologist  Her contact details are : and she has a private practice in South Kensington. She is one of the best in the field and her rep...
Replies: 3
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:17 pm

Re: Can anyone recommend a counsellor for teenagers?

Hello Mucky Jeans Your son is so not alone and as long as he is keen to speak to someone, a counselling psychotherapist may be  a good option. I can recommend Penny Marr, based in East Sheen and her details are here on the BACP website. All teens need a  strong wise man or women, in addition to the ...
Replies: 5
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Re: 11 plus

Full disclosure -I am Elaine from The Parent Practice. This is so hard for you both and the key to unlocking our children's potential and maximising their strengths is to understand firstly their temperament and then their cognitive learning profile. We hear so many stories like this, and I strongly...
Topic: 11 plus
Replies: 15
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:33 am

Re: Child psychologist recommendation

Hello Back to Work Mum Elaine here from The Parent Practice and so glad you are reaching out for help as all behaviour has a cause and our role as parents is to be curious and keep working out where the anxiety and anger are coming from. You are the expert in your child and what you are describing f...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 6
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:24 pm

Re: staying married for the kids?

Hi Confused Mummy It's such a painful time for you working out if your relationship is worth fighting for and I think a good couples counsellor is definitely worth investing in. However even if you do come to a mutual decision that you are no longer partners in marriage, the thing I would urge you t...
Replies: 28
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm

Re: Screen time and young children

It is indeed a thorny issue and you are so not alone as many parents struggle to get the balance right. I'll give you both sides of the argument for a balanced discussion. On the one hand you will hear from addiction experts that giving a child under the age of 8 a smartphone or gadget is akin to " ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:07 pm

Re: Husband's financial deceit means son now can't go to private school

Hello Notwhatitseems I wonder how you are getting on as I see there have been many useful replies, and I also hear what an overwhelming situation this is on so many levels, in addition to your son’s Schooling issue My first thought is it would be helpful to see a good couples counsellor as the issue...
Replies: 16
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:53 am

Re: My 8 years old has been exposed to ****** by a friend - not sure what else to do

Dear Worried Mum I am not sure if you have fully resolved this and there have been some super useful replies here but wanted to reach out to you to say just how impressively you have handled this scenario Your daughter clearly has a great relationship with you as she told you everything and that com...
Replies: 9
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:44 am

Re: Educational Psychologist recommendations please

We sign post a lot to various people and I highly recommend two EP's 1. Batul at CF Pyschology - they charge around £750 for a full assessment 2. Dr Joesephine Storek -specialises in ASD,ADHD and giftedness but assesses the full range http://www.thekensingtonpractice....
Replies: 4
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:29 pm

Re: Looking for non-selective private secondary or prep

Hello Chezzie I know there is a wealth of information here and so many parents will give good school recommendations. My top tip would be that there are many good schools out there both state and private and it’s about finding a school suited to your values and your daughter’s educational strengths....
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:07 am

Re: Can you recommend a couple/marriage therapist?

Hello We love the work Pam Custer’s is doing but she is based in Wimbledon Also our blog post may help think about things differently Also have you heard of “simmering” - it’s the latest thing for reigniting ...
Replies: 4
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:56 am

Re: child to walk to school on their own?

Such a great post this and of course you are a responsible parent who wants to do the right thing and you recognise that this is a grey area dependent on so many variables. Children develop very differently and you as the parent are best-placed to know what is right for your child. Our role is undo...
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:53 am

The Parent Practice's Positive Parenting Courses

Take your parenting skills to a new level in 2019. The Parent Practice's 10 week Positive Parenting Courses are running in Wandsworth (day or evening available), Wimbledon, Earlsfield and Barnes are all starting from Monday 14th Jan and there are some special deals on offer! With over 15 years exper...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:59 am

Re: Child and parent therapist/advisor

Hello Elaine here from The Parent Practice and I absolutely get how frustrating, exhausting and bewildering it can be when you are in the midst of dealing with aggressive behaviour such as spitting and sibling squabbles, where he seems to be the perpetrator all the time and your little girl is the t...
Replies: 14
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:39 pm