Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
Being a parent should be easier than this! If you’re concerned about your child’s behaviour, Triple P is a very brief and private way for parents to get support.
Current Parenting Classes
The Parenting after Separation and Divorce course is for any parents leaving separately. If this is you, then see here.
speaking and training
Many have invited me to speak at their conferences, networking events, staff meetings, schools and legal forums PODS.
The Divorce magazine
This leading UK online magazine that is full of valuable content and information on all things divorce and separation including articles on children and divorce, the divorce process and life after divorce.
Graduate member of The British Psycholgoical Society. Holder of two degrees --- BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The Open Univeristy and an MSc from UCL (University College London) in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology.---Accredited Parenting Pracitioner (Triple P) --- Certified Trauma Specialist in working with Children of Trauma and their parents. --- Founder and Editor of www.thedivorcemagazine.co.uk --- Twice divorced mum of two so has plenty of experience of divorce, parenting through divorce and life after divorce. For me see the About Soila page on this site
Parenting Practitioner and Consultant
Child and Adolescent Trauma Therapist
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
Editor and Founder of The Divorce Magazine
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If you haven’t yet read Haim G. Ginott’s book Between Parent and Child then I would highly recommend it. It is a book full of fabulous ideas, skills and tools on communicating with children from the get go. Some of the content includes: The Power of Words Self-defeating Patterns – There’s no Right Way to Do[…]
I’ve really struggled to write this post, never sure how to start or which angle to take. It’s the most difficult post/article I have ever had to write because it speaks of something that cuts through me and many, many, many of us. You see, out of my friends both male and female, at least[…]
I overheard a conversation at the school playground this morning which I thought I would share with you. A boy, whose parents are currently going through divorce (I know this as one of the parents has talked to me about their situation) was telling another child about his birthday. He explained that on the day itself, he had[…]
I cannot tell you how many of my adult friends went through some truly traumatic experiences as children which they never told their parents about until much later, if at all. Yet one thing almost each one of them has said at some point or other is that they’re surprised their parents never the changes[…]
Parents very often state that they will do anything for their children, anything, yet when it comes to divorce and co-parenting, there are many who do the exact opposite. If you and your ex-partner are struggling with your parenting plan, do contact me by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes, all it takes is a tweak here[…]
Knowing what has triggered your child’s change in behaviour is the best way to start dealing with it. That knowledge gives you some sort of guide as to what needs to be done in order for you and your family to return to the way it used to be. The trigger could be something obvious[…]
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This video is solely on how to prevent temper tantrums. I’ll be talking about managing them in my next video. Tempter tantrums may begin to emerge at around 12 months old. Your child is becoming more mobile and more independent than she was at the crawling stage. He wants to perform a certain task and when he[…]
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