The Alternative A-Z of Being a Brilliant Parent!

The A to Z of being a Brilliant Parent

Alternative A - Z of being a brilliant parent - back

Parenting is one of life’s special privileges. However, the complexity of parenting, and its related dynamics, is often unfairly examined. Difficulties within the parent-child dynamic are often attributed to a problem rooted within the child. Society then projects this message. Parents are rarely encouraged to self-reflect and seldom signposted to the resources that can offer beneficial support and self-help. Therefore, parents need all the help they can get!

The Alternative A-Z of Being a Brilliant Parent! meets this need by being your personal guide and self-help book that provides you – the parent – with an opportunity to pause, recall and honestly reflect upon your own behaviour and its roots. This also give you time to examine whether you would like to change aspects of your own parenting style, prior to re-engaging with your child.

By exploring an array of parenting subjects such as ‘boundaries’ and ‘inner child’, and those that are less obvious, including ‘environment’ and ‘pruning’, this book will support you.


It takes a village to raise the child.” Growing up in the Caribbean has given me a real sense of what it means to be part of that village as I sought to parent my own children. I would encourage readers of this A – Z, to gather other parents, become the village and learn together to become brilliant parents, by discussing the questions at the end of each page!


The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

Bishop-of-Dover-Rose-Hudson-WilkinThe Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

photograph by Canterbury Diocese

There may be some truth in the argument that the goal of being a good/brilliant parent is by its very definition simply unattainable. That preposition may indeed be true but this A to Z guide of being a Brilliant Parent! is a long way along the road towards achieving that aim without making any outlandish claim that it actually does!


Dr Shaun Wallace

Dr Shaun Wallace

Dr Shaun Wallace – Patron of Brilliant Parents

aka the Dark Destroyer from the ITV Quiz Show “The Chase”


Brilliant Parents is grateful to the following donors and organisations that support our work

Children in Need
Comic Relief
The London Community Foundation
Lottery Funded
City Bridge Trust