THE PARENT PRACTICE
Helping parents bring out the best in their children.
The Parent Practice has worked with parents and carers since 2004 and has become one of the leading voices in parenting advice in the UK. Founded by Melissa Hood in London, The Parent Practice programs are now offered in the UK, New York and in other locations around the world.
Ann Magalhaes has been teaching in Westchester & Fairfield Counties and NYC since 2014. Ann trained in The Parent Practice parenting and facilitation skills in 2008 and was part of the UK-based facilitation team before moving to the US in 2014. She works with parents and carers, schools and nurseries, corporate and business clients.
All those who work at The Parent Practice is a parent and and has encountered the everyday challenges that all parents face. Our own family lives have been enriched and transformed with the parenting skills we teach, so our aim is to pass on our skills to help parents bring up children to be happy and the best they can be.
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Facilitator | The Parent Practice NY
Ann has been involved with The Parent Practice since 2008, starting off as a client when her daughter was 5. She joined a group after hearing rave reviews about the program from friends, and very quickly saw the positive impact that the new skills were having within her family. She saw the link between transforming family life and the work she had done in organizational transformation and wanted to learn more. She trained to become part of the Facilitation Team and has been teaching the Positive Parenting course and workshops since 2009.
"What I loved - and still love - about the course is how it empowers parents with practical skills to parent in a more effective, empathetic and connected way. Now that I have a teenager, I am well-aware that the skills learned back in 2008 continue to help me positively manage the challenges that each stage of parenting brings my way."
Born in England, and raised in Canada, Ann now lives in Westchester, NY. She studied Japanese Language and Literature and Spanish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work life began as an English teacher in Japan, followed by 6 years working for Mitsubishi Corporation in Toronto. She earned her MBA from Canada’s Richard Ivey School of Business, which led to a move to London. In July 2013, her family moved to New York where she has been teaching courses and workshops in Westchester & Fairfield Counties as well as in NYC.
Ann loves learning languages and as she speaks Spanish, she has been able to translate The Parent Pratice work into Spanish and teaches positive parenting skills to moms in the Hispanic community at 5 Steps to Five in Port Chester, NY and at Neighbors Link in Mt. Kisco, NY. She is on the Board of 5 Steps to Five, and served as co-chair of Heard in Rye, currently serving on their committee.
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAMS
Skills and Support that make a Positive Difference
The Parent Practice work will help you to understand your child’s temperament, define your own family values and give you tools to raise your children according to what matters to you. The skills and strategies taught in our courses can be applied to suit any family, giving moms, dads and carers a united front from which to work, making life as a parent or carer both easier and more fulfilling.
Parenting skills courses are offered as a morning or evening class during school term time (with a break for school holidays) and are held at Wainwright House in Rye, NY. If you prefer something more personal, you can gather a group of friends and host a course in your home.
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