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The Importance of Autonomy

New challenges !

Current families are experiencing new challenges in the process of educating their offspring.

New values, new realities, new roles. But we still need confidence, and peace of mind to feel that we are doing the right thing.

In the complex reality we live in it is very important to have the support of experts who are committed to helping mothers and fathers become the best version of themselves, in order to raise a family with love, nurture, safety and wisdom.

Healthy, happy, confident children !

Danonino understands that parents prefer and deserve advice from a reliable partner, which is why we have brought together a group of international experts specialising in parenting and psychology to provide their expert opinion in the field of parenting.
The group are able to offer evidence-based recommendations to help raise healthy, happy, confident children, equipped for a bright future, whilst giving the reassurance that the guidance offered is founded upon sound, professional judgement.

The advice will be in the form of articles which discuss many of the milestones faced by pre-school children* on their journey through childhood, to help us understand and prepare for our children’s future. The group of experts have provided specific counsel on key topics to help guide us in the right direction, you will see on the website that all the experts’ advice can be easily identified by their icon 

We accompany you !

The guidance offered all falls under the banner of childhood autonomy. Research shows encouraging children to make both decisions, and mistakes for themselves, whilst under controlled parental supervision, will allow them to become more well-rounded individuals within our ever evolving society. Nurturing autonomy now will help pave the way for a brighter, happier tomorrow.

Danonino understands that parents instinctively know how to encourage and nurture pre-school children, the expert group are just here to help support families along the way of the autonomy journey, to allow children to explore and experiment whilst learning at every step of the way!

*3-6 year old children

Our experts

Laura Markham

USA, Author & Clinical , Psychologist More information

Laura Markham

Dr Laura Markham is the author of the books Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life.

She trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University, but specializes in coaching parents to create better relationships with their children.

The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr Laura also serves as a parenting expert for Mothering.com, Psychology Today, The Natural Parent Magazine, Pregnancy.org, Girlie Girl Army, SheKnows.com, and several other websites. She makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for hundreds of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine. Her newsletter has over 90,000 subscribers.

Dr Laura’s relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the USA and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She is the mother of two terrific kids –now 20 and 24!

Sue Atkins

UK, Parenting expert More information

Sue Atkins

Sue Atkins – before working in the media – was deputy head teacher of a school.

Sue is the Parenting Expert on TV in the UK, offering practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, resilient children from toddler to teen. She also regularly appears on BBC Breakfast, The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and conducts parenting Q&A phone-ins on BBC Radio. Sue’s parenting articles are published all over the world.

Sue is the author of the Amazon best seller ‘Parenting Made Easy -How To Raise Happy Children’ as well as ‘Raising Happy Children for Dummies’ -one in the famous black & yellow series. ‘Parenting made Easy’ is also available on CD, as an MP3 and as an app. You can also download Sue’s ebooks, bursting with ideas and practical tips, from her website.

Sue likes to encourage people to bring out and explore the best in themselves and to help them discover how to make themselves truly happy in their family relationships.

She has a B.Ed (Hons) Degree and is a qualified Life Coach. She is also an NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer taught by Dr Richard Bandler & Paul McKenna. Her vision is to inspire millions, one parent at a time, building confidence, positivity and harmony within families.

Sue is an Ambassador for the School Home Support Charity and is passionate about working with schools to enhance children’s self esteem.


I am delighted to be part of the Parenting experts, Autonomy specialists’ team as I am passionate about parenting and helping parents raise happy, confident, resilient, autonomous children ready to achieve their true unlimited potential.

Esther Belvis Pons

SPAIN, Research, Creativity, Innovation at UIC Barcelona More information

Esther Belvis Pons

Esther Belvis Pons considers storytelling a powerful tool to display forms of caring. She explores the boundaries between art and education to understand and unfold reality. Passionate about triggering emerging contexts for dialogue, she fosters spaces of experimentation to give visibility to site-specific issues. With a background in education, she holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from the University of Warwick (2012). She has participated in different international research projects in the fields of education and the arts and has worked across Europe in different creative-community projects. As part of her expertise, she has also fostered pioneering horizontal learning settings to address cutting-edge topics across disciplines and methods.

Currently, she works as a Consultancy & Innovation Coordinator in the field of Education at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya(Barcelona) where she is in charge of transferring knowledge by promoting new business opportunities and outreach activities with organizations in the private and third sectors. In addition, she regularly works as a consultant in education and curator for organizations such as the British Council, Furtherfield London, National Museum Centre of Art Reina Sofia and PEN International, among others. With a strong academic publication record, she is currently working on a research project.

Leo Fraiman

BRAZIL, Educational specialist, psychotherapist and writer More information

Leo Fraiman

Leo Fraiman was born in 1969 in Brazil and enjoyed a happy childhood. Viewing his parents as role models, Leo was able to learn a lot about building lasting relationships by observing the ways in which his parents respected and communicated with one another.

Identifying himself as a sensitive person, Leo believes that his personality is one of the main reasons he chose to study Psychology, ultimately wishing to understand people’s minds and how he can help them.

After reading the book ‘The Neverending Story’ by Michel Ende whilst in high school, Leo made the decision to study Psychology at University, having come to the realisation that we are all beings driven by dreams. Another important literary influence for Leo was the book ‘A Psychologist at a concentration camp’ by Viktor Frankl, whom Leo credits as his theoretical inspiration, having helped him realise that, although dreams are important, they may ultimately come to nothing unless we have a definitive direction or ‘project’ in mind for our lives.

Leo completed a Master’s Degree on “The importance of the participation of parents in school education” at the University of Sao Paulo and has held titles such as: ‘Specialist in School Education and Human Development’ and ‘Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming’.

Leo has written 20 books and given numerous lectures in countries such as Argentina, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Africa and Portugal and has held a number of teaching positions, having been a Professor teaching Cognitive Psychology at Paulista University (Brazil) for 7 years, a Cognitive Psychology Educational Counsellor for 8 years and a teacher at Guilherme Dumont Villares School (Brazil) for 11 years, focusing on Healthy Development and Life Project Design.

Leo frequently participates in radio shows for Radio Jovem Pan (Brazil) and writes for websites such as www.uol.com.br.

Leo Fraiman, educational specialist, psychotherapist and writer, CRP: 06.40544/7

Cum crești un copil autonom? Este timpul să îți accepți copiii pentru ceea ce sunt – e posibil chiar să vă apropie și mai mult! Danonino ne spune de ce. 

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