Anita Cleare

Parenting Expert, Writer, Coach
Co-founder - Positive Parenting Project

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent”


About Anita

Studying developmental psychology (child development) to postgraduate level was the start of Anita’s fascination with parenting strategies, and it has been a driving force behind her career. As a leading parenting expert and accredited Triple P® parenting coach, she has gained valuable insights which allow her to guide parents toward realistic solutions that balance the needs of both parent and child.

Every child deserves a happy and healthy connection with their parent, and through seminars, webinars, and one-to-one support, Anita’s goal has always been to give them exactly that.

Anita is an internationally acclaimed author (of ‘The Work/Parent Switch’ and ‘The Working Parent’s Survival Guide’). She is proud mother of two teenage children and two grown-up stepchildren and has herself been a solo mum. You can find her on Twitter @thinking_parent or on Instagram (@anitacleare_parenting).

Specialist Areas

  • Coparenting
  • Single parenting
  • Child development and family support
  • Positive discipline for solo mums
  • Balancing a successful career with being a parent
  • Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Understanding why children do the things they do
  • Talking to children in age-appropriate ways
  • Positive parenting strategies
  • Managing children’s behaviour in the early years

How to parent smarter not harder

Not to make the same mistakes too often

Many of us worry about how good we are as a parent, although in reality, there is no such thing as the perfect parent. 

According to parenting expert Anita, mistakes are how we learn, and there is always more to learn when it comes to parenting. Her ambition when it comes to her own children is simply not to make the same mistakes too often!

Private 1 to 1 session with Anita

60 minutes

Once your booking is confirmed, we will contact you for an initial information session to understand your situation, challenges and objectives, so you can get the most out of your coaching session. 


Group Coaching Session

Positive parenting strategies for single mums and solo mums

Whether you are a single mum because of a separation or a solo mum by choice, you want to create the most nurturing environment through positive interactions with your children. But in the real world, as a new mum, it can be hard to cultivate this positive attitude when every stage brings new challenges and frustrations.

Group Coaching Session

101 ways to support your child’s development

As a busy, working parent, it’s easy to fall into a guilt trap of worrying that you aren’t doing the right things or don’t have enough time to support your child’s development. But what really matters when it comes to parenting and child development?


Group Coaching Session

Balancing a successful career with being a single parent

Progressing in our career while trying to start a family or having a young family brings exciting life changes but also unforeseen challenges. It can be a difficult and stressful time for everyone. But for solo parents, the challenges are greater still. In this coaching session, parenting expert Anita will share her tips and experiences of balancing a demanding career with the stresses of family life for single parents.

Work parent switch

The Work/Parent Switch: How to Parent Smarter Not Harder

The Work/Parent Switch is essential reading for every working parent. Written by an expert in child development and psychology who has worked with thousands of stressed out working parents, it will walk you through an approach to parenting that will transform family life and can be fitted into modern working patterns.

Positive Parenting Tips from Anita