Anita Cleare (MA AdvDip) is a parenting speaker, writer and coach and co-founder of The Positive Parenting Project. She has two children and two grown up step-children.
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 a 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.
Follow Anita on Twitter where she tweets as @thinking_parent.
I just wanted to say what a brilliant session it was today at KPMG. I found everything you were talking about either relevant, or very interesting for the future.
Thank you so much for your insightful and inspirational presentation. It made me think and reflect on my approach.
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.
massive improvement in family life
I am pleased to tell you that we really have seen a massive improvement in family life and have all adjusted well to the changes we've put in place... [our son] as a result is in a much happier place and looking forward to his summer and starting school. He really is doing well!
would definitely recommend
I would definitely recommend this to a colleague. It was far more valuable than I ever expected.
more fun and caring relationship
I have learnt so much about myself and my actions. I have a better understanding of what my children need and we already have a better, calmer, more fun and caring relationship.
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.
It helped me understand how my children think and how to handle their behaviour better. Thank you.
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!
Fabulous, really helpful and covered a lot of ground. I could have had a 4-5hr session! Thank you very much.
helped me understand my children in a different way
I have 2 children ages 11 and 13 and this was a fantastic event it really helped me to understand my 2 children in a different way. I can only speak highly of the lady who has great experience of all aspect in the teenage world. She was clear, precise and funny.
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!