Anita Cleare (MA AdvDip) is a parenting speaker, writer and coach and co-founder of The Positive Parenting Project. Her first book, The Work/Parent Switch is published by Vermilion Books.
Anita started her career in international development, spending four and a half years in Mongolia where she went through both of her pregnancies. (Her eldest son learnt to say ‘mummy’ in Mongolian before he said it in English!). Anita also spent time in Hungary and Kazakhstan.
After becoming a single parent, Anita changed careers. She worked as a strategic manager in a local authority children’s services for nine years, setting up and managing early intervention, targeted and specialist family support services including Sure Start Children’s Centres, parent support lines, teenage pregnancy prevention projects and intensive family support. She has studied developmental psychology (child development) to postgraduate level and is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme)® parenting coach.
In 2012 Anita founded The Positive Parenting Project, a social enterprise which aims to bring the benefits of proven, evidence-based parenting strategies to as many parents (and children) as possible. Anita speaks at events across the country and delivers parenting seminars, workshops and one-to-one support. She is a regular on TV and radio.
Fascinated by children and how they develop, Anita has a talent for helping parents view their children and their own parenting strategies from different angles. She is adamant that there is no such thing as a perfect parent and says her ambition with her own children is simply not to make the same mistakes too often.
Anita has two children and two grown up step-children. Follow her on Twitter where she tweets as @thinking_parent.
the feedback was incredible
Amazing session! So wonderful having you back, the feedback was incredible and thank you for all your helpful advice, as always!
A weight off my shoulders
I left feeling as if a weight was lifted off my shoulders (guilt from unrealistic expectations of myself)
our session really helped
I'm really pleased to let you know that the strategies we chatted through have been successful - in such a short space of time.
seamless from start to finish
It has been a pleasure working with you and the whole process has been seamless from start to finish. As you know, we were working to quite a tight timeline and this required last minute changes to the media materials, it was therefore great to work with someone who understood these pressures and was happy to turn things around quickly.
inspirational and truly reflective
Many thanks for your excellent presentation last week. It provided an inspirational and truly reflective start to the day. It set the right tone and the feedback has been excellent; many staff saying it was one of the best inset presentations they have had.
interactive and engaging
it was one of the best parenting / work-life seminars I have attended. Even through a dial-in in Edinburgh, it was well-delivered, interactive and engaging.
can’t recommend enough
Can't recommend enough. Fun, interactive and practical sessions providing lots of opportunity for discussion. Anita is very experienced and highly engaging offering insights and guidance on many of the daily challenges we face as parents.
such positive feedback
We would like to invite you to provide an additional 2 seminars as we had such positive feedback from your visit.
cannot recommend Anita enough
The sessions were lively, fun and interactive as well as offering lots of practical advice and take aways. I cannot recommend Anita enough and hope we will be able to use her again.
It helped me understand how my children think and how to handle their behaviour better. Thank you.
really enjoyed your talk
I really enjoyed your talk today at Credit Suisse... You set a goal of people leaving with one or two ideas they could put into practice and I know I’ve got a bunch that I’ll try.
thought-provoking and authentic
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks for the seminar at the bank today. I found it really thought-provoking and authentic and I'll certainly be putting some of your recommended tips into action!