As a parent coach and former parent-facilitator for the UK’s leading parenting charity, ParentlinePlus, Dorothy enjoys working with parents who are trying to improve their work-life balance.
Becoming a mother
Co-founder and editor of Kids Out magazine
Regular contributor to BBC Radio 4
I work a great deal with divorcing and separating parents (sadly, it's usually fathers) who have been advised to take parenting classes to improve their chances of having contact with their children.
In her own words
‘I don't shout so much and everyone is happier.'
The best part of my job is knowing the difference it makes not just to the parents I work with, but their children (and maybe their grandchildren too.)
My parenting work is based on:
understanding our needs as parents (and how to get them met) as well as those of our children
reducing conflict in family life
clear non-judgemental communication;
dealing with anger
understanding children's behaviour;
setting and keeping boundaries
2008 NLP Practitioner
2007 Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
The Coaching Academy
2004 Master of Arts, Prose Writing
2000 Parenting Facilitation
1974 Certificate of Education
2008 - Present
Coaching parents from all over the world by phone, email and skype. Writing monthly newletter and contributing articles to internet sites.
2000 - Present
Leading courses, workshops and presentations for a wide variety of London parents from diverse cultures - in the offices of a charity, an international law firm, schools in Brixton, Wembley, Camden and Harlesden, church groups, community centres, Sure Start projects and youth offending teams. Running weekly classes for parents from all over England and Wales on the phone.