Parenting Professional Training Programme
Are you a parent, teacher, or professional working with families, who would like to learn proven skills and strategies to empower parents to raise happy, confident and competent children?
Is this you?
Are you looking for a new career? One that lifts you out of the humdrum? One where the answer to the question “Does what I do matter?” is an emphatic "yes!"
Do you currently feel unfulfilled? Maybe you are a full-time parent and having previously had a successful career, feel there is a void in your life? Do you want fulfilling work that still allows you to care for your family? Do you want to do something that makes a difference?
Or are you a professional working with families, who wants additional skills to make your job easier and to have a greater impact with your clientele?
Do you believe that parents have a crucial role to play in nurturing the adults of the future to be successful, emotionally intelligent, capable people, who are courageous and confident and problem-solvers?
Are you an empathetic person? Do you care about other people’s pain? Are you intuitive about what they’re feeling? Do you understand why parents sometimes feel shame about seeking help to raise their families?
Are you interested in the science of child development, psychology and neuroscience? Do you believe that parenting strategies should be based on sound research? Do you think they also need to be practical, able to be applied in busy families?
Could you be the leader who inspires parents to change the way they're relating to their children and give them the skills to connect at a deeper level and communicate really effectively?
Do you dream of making a real difference in your community, of leaving a legacy that you’ll be proud of?
A new fulfilling career that enables you to effect transformation in families, one that allows you to work in ways that you most enjoy and make a real difference to others?
The ability to work flexibly around your own family by setting the hours you work?
A programme to lift your exisiting skills in working with families from ordinary to extraordinary?
The opportunity to take the parenting skills that you’ve honed in your own family to a much deeper level?
Just imagine knowing exactly what to say and what to do to
ensure that your clients are open to all the wisdom you have to impart
connect with each individual so that you’re meeting their precise needs
inspire them to want to take the learning you offer into their own families and pass it on to friends as well
empower your clients to solve their parenting conundrums with really effective, research based, family-tested tools and strategies
your clients coming to you and thanking you for giving them happiness they could not have imagined in their families
the families whose lives you touch speaking of you in tones of awe and fondness
opening up a brighter, happier future for the children of your clients
if your clients became the biggest advocates of your work
if your clients became your friends
This Is Where We Can Help You
Introducing the online Training for Trainers Programme
The Parent Practice has been helping parents bring out the best in their children and bringing joy and ease to families since 2004. Our positive parenting programmes have been accredited by Can Parent UK
Training and certification in the delivery of parenting courses is a key part of what we do at The Parent Practice. Melissa has been training many of the UK’s parenting professionals, teachers, counsellors and therapists since 2008
We ensure that the expert knowledge held within The Parent Practice is passed on to help more parents and families. No previous experience of our programmes is required to take this training
Professionals or parents who successfully complete the Training for Trainers Online Programme receive a certificate at the end of the course and may apply to become a Parent Practice Licensee
This is the first step to having your dream career, making a real difference in others’ family lives
How does the course work?
Here's The Full Course Content
Module 1 - Descriptive Praise
Module 2 - Emotion Coaching
Module 3 -
Being in Charge:
Understanding the individual child and a parent’s own parenting style
- Setting up for Success
Module 5 - Values, Rules and Rewards
Module 6 - Positive Discipline
Module 7 - Facilitation Techniques
Examples of feedback you'll get from your clients
Plus you'll receive as a bonus a copy of Melissa's book - Real Parenting for Real Kids
Thank you for running such an inspiring, heart-opening, life-changing course. I came with very high expectations and the course exceeded these. The course was delivered with such care and detail, you made everyone feel valued and created a safe space that was not only engaging, thought-provoking and inclusive, not to mention a nurturing environment …. I came away with a real fuzzy feeling in my heart and a motivation to put what I learned on the course into daily practice.
I'd like to thank you most sincerely from the bottom of my heart for such a well-crafted and organised course, that has taught me so much. It has served to deepen my fascination with the vital subject of parenting and has really got me thinking about all the issues on a whole new level, as well as giving me concrete ways to develop my communication and facilitation skills. I was very inspired by your excellent role modelling of everything that you were teaching us, and by your warmth and genuine care for everyone on the course. I am looking forward to building on everything that I have learnt and taking my new knowledge and skills forward.
You bring this work to life in a unique way with your potent mix of facts, passion and empathy. I learnt an enormous amount and came away realising how much there is to learn but inspired and committed to taking that journey.
The Parent practice’s Training for Trainers Programme is one of the best courses I have ever attended. Anything that is this well organised has hours of meticulous thought and planning behind it. Each of the sessions are balanced with an interesting mix of teaching, interactive group work and videos.
There is a rigour to everything presented backed up with supporting evidence which leaves one feeling equipped to impart the principles to others with confidence. Melissa is absolutely passionate about her topic. She creates an open and non-judgemental atmosphere which caters to all learning types.
As a result of doing this online training for trainers programme you will
Have all the skills and tools you need to fulfil your dream of contributing powerfully to the happiness of others
Be able to inspire and empower parents to bring out the best in their children and give them joy and ease in their family lives
Open up the possibility of happy, confident and successful futures for the children of your clients, as well as helping them enjoy their childhood now with greater connections with their parents and less stress
I undertook the Train the Trainers course with The Parent Practice in September 2019 led by Melissa Hood. I was immediately inspired and touched by Melissa’s approach and style. She was kind, warm, patient, passionate, compassionate, dedicated, knowledgeable, empathetic, engaging, had a sense of humour and was inclusive throughout the 5 training sessions, and the cakes she baked were divine :-). The materials she provided were very clear, practical and easy to apply straightaway and tailored to different learning styles.
The group was diverse, yet we connected and related to each other through our desire as the Parent Practice puts it “ to bring out the best in our children”. I am grateful and humbled to have had the pleasure to work and learn from the other awesome attendees.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training and it was the best and most inspirational experience I have ever had in my life. Melissa’s style of training, approach and passion made it incredibly interesting, thought provoking, reflective, humbling and rewarding.
The journey so far has been a revelation and life changing. I can honestly say that I feel truly blessed to have found and trained at The Parent Practice.
I look forward to contributing and dedicating time to helping other parents enjoy a nurturing and purposeful parenting by sharing the knowledge and skills I have learnt and acquired from my training with the Parent Practice into my professional life as a newly qualified “Parent Practice certified educator”.