|In 2007, I encountered some behavioural challenges with my first son. His tantrums and the aggression followed by guilt that these tantrums brought out in me made me wonder if there were better ways of communicating with kids. I started searching for answers in various parenting books and found a lot of them in 'How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk’ by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. I wanted to share with other parents the invaluable skills that I learned and that helped me so much. In October 2008 I began running evening "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen" workshops based on the acclaimed books by Faber and Mazlish. After giving up my legal career in March 2010, I also began running "Siblings Without Rivalry" based on another extremely helpful book by the same authors. In May 2010 I completed my training as a Parent Group Leader with Family Links enabling me to run the Nurturing Programme. I has also completed "Training for Trainers" course run by The Parent Practice, a parenting programme "The Incredible Years" developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D. and run by NHS/CAMHS and "When Your Kids Push Your Buttons" workshop run by Bonnie Harris M.S.Ed. I am a candidate parent coach with The Academy for Coaching Parents International.
All of the courses and workshops that I run have a small number of participants making them very effective and practical.
I am based in Battersea/Wandsworth. But if you are interested in any of the courses or workshops, please do get in touch and I will be happy to "bring" a course or a workshop to a location more convenient to you.
I also provide one-to-one support for parents.
Born in Moscow, Russia, I travelled to the US, Austria and then the UK to complete my higher education. While in university, I minored in Psychology. I then went to law school and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2002. I worked as a finance lawyer at Herbert Smith, then as an in-house finance lawyer at BP and then as a corporate lawyer at MFB solicitors until March 2010.
I live with my husband and two sons in London, UK.
Infinity Parent Coaching is a member of ParentingUK and adheres to the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.