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About ParentSmart Learning

Our Mission

To help parents and caregivers raise resilient families

Our Vision

To provide insightful learning experiences to all parents and caregivers, equipping them with the knowledge, perspective, skills and tools to support children and young people with clarity and confidence 

Our Why

The personal challenges we have faced raising our own children and the feelings of confusion and frustration motivated us to learn more about how we could help ourselves. Witnessing the challenges of freinds and families in the community through our professional roles motivated us to create ParentSmart Learning so we could help others.


Why Now?

In the last decade there has been a huge increase in the number of people with mental health challenges and the recent pandemic has exacerbated this. Mental health and wellbeing are complex areas and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution to the challenges that individuals face. There is an increasing amount of research that indicates there is a mismatch between our environment and our biology, however there is also convincing evidence that people can develop the tools to be happier.


More About Us

We are educators and parents, between us we have 7 children aged from 11 to 21. Over the years we have had our own challenges, including understanding managing children who are neurodiverse.  We have often felt alone and frustrated not sure of what do to. We have struggled to find the advice and support we needed, and this motivated us to spend thousands of hours researching and training. 


ParentSmart Learning is the result of this journey and pulls together insights and from neuroscience and psychology to offer a holistic approach to understanding and resolving the challenges families face, the skills and tools we share are science based and tried and tested in the real world.

We know from feedback that the education and support we offer is transformative, making a real difference to individuals and their families. We look forward to sharing ParentSmart Learning with you.

Alison Stubbs

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioural Learning Facilitator

  • Assistant Head of Learning Support at Temple Moor High School

  • PGCE Secondary Education, University of Leeds 

  • BA (Hons) History & Philosophy, Bath Spa University 

  • Raising three children, aged 18, 16 & 11, two with dyslexia

  • Governor at Temple Moor High School, Kirby Overblow and New Park Academy

  • 25 year’s experience of teaching all age groups

  • Specialist in special educational needs

  • Expert in managing challenging behaviours

  • Various school leadership roles  

  • Teaches locally on a part time basis. 

  • Co-founder of Parent Smart Learning

Andrea Edmondson

  • Certified Self-Reg Learning Facilitator, Mehrit Centre, Canada

  • M.A. Understanding and Supporting Behaviour and Special Needs, University of East London 

  • M.Ed, Institute of Education, University of London 

  • PGCE Primary Education, Institute of Education, University of London 

  • M.A. History of Art & Psychology, University of Glasgow 

  • 28 years of experience working in education, professional training and coaching and community projects in the UK, Belgium and America.

  • Raising four children, aged 21, 18, 16 & 12, experience of managing dyslexia, ADHD and ASD

  • Serving Governor at Ripon Grammar School, North Yorkshire

  • People and Culture Consultant & Coach

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