How to thrive: Being at home with the kids during the biggest slowdown

Wednesday, 22 April 2020
| 20:15 to 21:30

We are living in a time of incredible change and we are all having to adapt rapidly. One of the things we’re having to adapt to is working from home while looking after the children. We will have to adjust our expectations and put in place lots of new routines. Just as well working parents are already used to juggling! 

We are thrilled to be partnering with Elaine Halligan, London Director of The Parent Practice, on this webinar which will look at some practical ways you can make working from home work for you. Elaine will look at how to get kids to cooperate and to adjust to this new normal.

This webinar will cover:

  • How to plan for success while staying home with kids, including setting up an Extraordinary Family Meeting

  • How to use chat throughs

  • Getting kids to cooperate through the use of descriptive praise

  • Helping kids adjust to change

  • What routines to ditch or ease up on and which to keep

Style of facilitation

• Webinar with Q&A

• Experienced presenters who are parents themselves

• Reference to research and case studies

When: Wednesday 22nd April, 8:15pm-9:30pm


About Elaine Halligan

As a parenting specialist and London Director of The Parent Practice with over ten years experience, Elaine helps parents raise competent and confident children, through parenting classes, private coaching & keynote speaking in schools. She also delivers seminars to working parents in the corporate world, helping them find the holy grail of parenting, keeping calm!

She faced the challenge of parenting her son, who had undiagnosed learning difficulties & at age seven, had been excluded from three schools. He experienced failure at a young age and was written off in society. However through the use of life changing positive parenting skills, her son’s self worth improved & he finished his schooling as Head Boy. Her mission is to impart her knowledge to other parents, to ensure all children, whether ‘different’ or ‘difficult’, survive and thrive in their educational years and beyond. She also specialises in helping divorced parents, parent apart, effectively.

She trained initially with The New Learning Centre in North London, then as an Effective Parenting Educator with Bonnie Harris, has accessed Neuro Linguistic Programming & done couples therapy work with the Gottman Institute.

She regularly appears on SKY news, speaks on BBC radio & is quoted in the broadsheet press. In June 2016 Melissa and Elaine were featured in the Mail on Sunday ‘You’ magazine as two of the leading parenting experts in the UK. She is the author of a best selling book My Child’s Different , which was published September 2018, has delivered  a TED x talk in Oxford on ‘Neuro Diversity is a Super power not a problem’ and in August 2019 was featured in the Daily Telegraph, as one of the UK’s leading parenting coaches.