Brilliant Parents is a social enterprise based in North West London which has provided the world-renowned, evidence-based Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® for parents in the London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Camden and Hillingdon to name a few. Brilliant Parents has been commissioned by schools, local authorities, prisons and the NHS. Our mission is to be the catalyst for a national conversation on normalising parenting classes so that attending a parenting class is seen as natural as attending ante-natal classes.
A National Conversation
Being a parent is both a pleasure and a privilege, however parenting can be one of the most difficult jobs we have to learn and most of us do so whilst on the job. We learn from our parents which can be good, bad or indifferent. We know that most parents learn through trial and error and many parents feel disheartened, disempowered and unappreciated.
The role of mothers has changed considerably over the years and parents are now increasingly under pressure to get the work life balance right and deliver both at home and in the work place.
In addition, young people can be exposed to social ills and peer pressure that can have an adverse effect to them and the wider society, without the over-arching support and guidance from parents. Moreover, parents are the first responders. Despite this, many parents feel overwhelmed by social policy which means they sometimes feel that they have to parent with their hands ‘tied behind their backs’ as children today have all the rights, but very little of the responsibility. This is compounded by the fact that good parenting is often taken for granted and there is little preparation for the most important job in the world – but when things fall apart, inevitably, it is the parent/s who are blamed. We want to have a national conversation that help parents through this to result in better outcomes for the parents and the family.
If you would like to take part in our national conversation, please complete the form below and submit. Your opinion will be added to our bank of research.
Brilliant Parents is grateful to the following donors and organisations that support our work