Noël Janis-Norton


Noël Janis-Norton, founder and director of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and Teaching, is a learning and behaviour specialist with over 45 years' experience in Britain and the United States as a head teacher, special needs advisor, consultant, lecturer, parenting coach, speaker and author.

Noël is internationally known for her distinctive Calmer, Easier, Happier methods, which show parents how to improve family life and which guide teachers to bring out the best in their pupils.

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and Teaching resources are a refreshing mixture of common sense about children, extensive knowledge of child development and expertise in specific difficulties with learning and behaviour. For many years Noël has been fascinated by how to help children learn to do their best and be their best. Her parenting and teaching programmes were developed through study and research, and also through her own observations of exactly what parents and teachers do and how they do it, and what the results are, both short and long term.


‘Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting’ was published in the UK by Hodder and Stoughton in 2012 and was an instant bestseller on Amazon UK.  It is published in the US by Penguin, and it has been translated into many languages, including French, Russian, Chinese and Italian.

‘Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework’ was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2013. This book teaches parents how to guide children to do their best at school and with homework and to enjoy learning. 

‘Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys’ was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2015 and was also an Amazon UK bestseller. In this book Noël explains simple, effective strategies for addressing the unique challenges of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys.

Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time’ was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2016. Noel offers much needed practical solutions that will help wean children and teens off their screen dependency.


Through her books and CDs, and through her seminars, courses, consultations and talks for parents and teachers, Noel has helped transform the lives of tens of thousands of families. As Director of the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre in London, she continues to work with families and to train teachers and parenting professionals in her highly effective methods. Her team of skilled, experienced parenting coaches and facilitators have helped many families whose children and teenagers were experiencing problems, ranging from mild to severe.

Noël is a regular speaker at conferences and has been featured on television and radio programmes and in newspaper and magazine articles. She was the 2011 spokesperson for National Family Week, and she is an online parenting advisor for the charity Scope.  She is also the parenting expert for Macaroni Kid (a popular website for parents in the US).

Noël has written two books for teachers, ‘In Step With Your Class’ and ‘Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn’. These books are filled with proven techniques that teachers can use to rapidly improve the learning, behaviour, motivation, confidence and social skills of their pupils.