The Why Parent is a unique parenting approach devised by Dr Linda Mallory. It uses positive psychology strategies to help us as parents and our children to be happy and have greater self-esteem. It helps parents have a deeper understanding of ‘why’ we parent in the way we do. This in turn ensures a long lasting positive relationship with our children
Parents who have experienced the Why Parent process have said they are getting more hugs, being approached by their children more often, experiencing better communication and ultimately have a more positive, calmer and happier family life.
As an Educational Psychologist, parent coach and mother of two boys, Dr Linda Mallory has met hundreds of parents, and has simplified popular parenting philosophies and approaches down to nine essential elements to help any challenge we may be facing as a parent.
Full of examples and stories from her own parenting journey, the book Parentuality lets you find out what children need from parents and how to have a calm, connected and conscious relationship with children.
It shows us how we can improve our relationships with our child just by following a few simple principles. This results in happier, more confident children and a calmer family life.
Parentuality lets us enjoy our children without resorting to raising voices and avoids techniques such as “time out” or “the naughty step”.
Parents who have used the approach have said that they have noticed a positive change in the family dynamic and feel that they have a better relationship with their children.
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Dr Linda Mallory has experienced over 25 years as a teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Special Needs Coordinator and Educational Psychologist in Wiltshire, Enfield, Newham, Essex and Islington.
She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Bristol and Wiltshire and as well as various magazines about education, parenting and psychology. For details about her work as a private educational psychologist see her website Positive Psychology for Education.
Linda is a member of the BPS, HPC and is DBS checked and is an educational consultant for the Save Childhood Movement. She is passionate about joyful approaches to education for sustainable, peaceful communities and society. She lives in Bath with her husband Av, her two boys Fred and Tom, and the family cat, Tinc.