Welcome to Coffee with the Parents
The aim of this site is simple. To make available to busy parents top quality, unbiased &
advice on a range of subjects that are important to parents, all in a
quick to access (the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee) and easy to
In addition we aim to use the dynamic nature of the internet to overcome the generic chatter you often get on the internet and deliver a further key benefit to our clients. By using our CoffeeTeam format we ensure that the products we offer are checked and rechecked, by both experienced parents and by the professionals.
As parents ourselves, we know that some of the most valuable advice we were given, regarding almost any aspect of parenting, came while having coffee with other parents. Whether it was about nappies, schools or video games other parents are a good source of support, experience and knowledge.
Indeed a cup of coffee with parents would often generate so many ideas or such useful thinking it saved many sleepless nights, hours of aggravation and worry and more money than we probably could have afforded.
Most of the information was, in itself, so solidly based upon experience it was very useful. But when we thought about it there were some small problems with the information:
a) It was often unstructured (one moment we were discussing nappies the next headteachers).
b) It was unverified (It was hard to know what the professionals thought about these ideas). Sometimes one could have done with a little more professional input.
c) It was often a little biased, quite dependent on who you were speaking to.
d) It was sometimes not timely (the ideas or input was terrific, but didn't necessarily apply to us at that specific moment in time).
What we came to realize was that the most valuable aspect of this source of information was, in fact, the ease of access we had to it. It is also a pleasure to have a coffee with people in similar situations, but it is not, perhaps, the most effective method of making what can be very important decisions about managing our parenting. With modern technology we realized there were more effective ways or indeed ways to enhance the value of having such a coffee by providing quality input to the discussion.
So www.coffeewiththeparents.com was born.
We set out to capture those ideas. We included the professionals to ensure the ideas are useful and make sense, and added ideas from them. We examined not only the ideas but the implications of the ideas. We formatted them into a series of easily accessible eBooks. The aim is to keep them short enough to read and digest over a long cup of coffee, easy to read, simple to use and 'tip based'. We divided them up into easily selectable eBooks that address specific issues. That means you can get access to the information you want, precisely when you need it. Save yourself time trawling the Internet and give yourself the confidence of knowing the advice comes from parents who have 'been there' and from professionals who have no 'axe to grind'.
We aim to provide some of these eBooks for free, particularly ones addressing issues of social injustice. However, since we continue to work on this site and continually monitor the documents we provide, we do ask for the price of a cup of coffee & a cookie (good coffee of course -just like the tips!!) for some of the these eBooks. We can say that, if you are confronted by the issues we address, using these tips will start paying you back straight away in the form of:
b)Results/ Benefits achieved
c)Reduced stress levels
We hope you enjoy a little caffeine with us and supercharge the results of your thinking time.