Attachment Parenting UK Director. Author of the APUK-accredited Child Positive Discipline online course
Michelle McHale is the founding director of the non-profit Attachment Parenting UK, writer, and the creator of the APUK-accredited course in Positive Discipline. In 2010 McHale trained as a Peer Group Leader with Attachment Parenting International before going on to launch APUK in 2012. The intention was initially to support parents feeling marginalised and confused by conventional advice. The mission now has a broader scope reaching out to all parents regardless of their parenting style. After a £10k lottery award in 2013 McHale has gone on to affiliate over 70 peer groups nationwide providing trained support for group facilitators in babywearing and breastfeeding.
McHale is committed to ensuring that both mothers and fathers have access to compassionate support while feeling free to make informed choices free of dogma or prescription. She is passionate about empowering parents to access their own innate wisdom and instinct so that they can parent with loving ease. In partnership with the APUK in-house coach McHale offers training and workshops nationwide combining coaching and positive discipline as a way of transforming parenting from a tools-based approach to one which is heart-led.
McHale also runs the APUK Positive Discipline Helpline, writes for the APUK blog and is a speaker at events including the Mumsnet Bumpfest. She has also written for The Sunday Times.