Transforming families around the world
P.O. Box 206, Goleta, CA 93116, U.S.A.
(805) 968-1868 (phone and fax)
The Aware Parenting Institute
Aware Parenting is a philosophy of child rearing that has the potential to change the world. Based on current research in child development, Aware Parenting questions most traditional assumptions about raising children, and proposes a new approach that can significantly improve relationships within a family. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are cooperative, compassionate, competent, nonviolent, and drug free.
Please see our FAQ page for a brief explanation of Aware Parenting.
The Aware Parenting Institute is an international organization with certified instructors in 17 countries who are helping to spread this philosophy around the world.
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Aware Parenting is based on the work of Aletha Solter, Ph.D., a Swiss American developmental psychologist, international speaker, consultant, and author of five books (The Aware Baby, Helping Young Children Flourish, Tears and Tantrums, Raising Drug-Free Kids, and Attachment Play). Dr. Solter studied with Dr. Jean Piaget in Switzerland before earning her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of California. She is an internationally known expert on attachment, trauma, non-punitive discipline, and developmentally appropriate education. Her books have been translated into 13 languages, and The Aware Baby has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Dr. Solter has led workshops for parents and professionals in 16 countries. She also offers consultations for parents.
The Aware Parenting Institute has no political or religious affiliation.
Introduction to Aware Parenting by Aletha Solter
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Aware Parenting Books by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.
Ordering information for these books (English language editions)
Foreign language editions
Aletha Solter's next presentations will be in Santa Barbara (California). Click here for more information.
Recent highlights and updates:
December 2, 2013: We have sold the Romanian language rights for Attachment Play. This will be the fifth foreign language for this book.
November 20, 2013: The Spanish edition of Attachment Play is now in print. This is the first foreign edition for this book. Click on our page for Spain for more information.
November 15, 2013: We have sold the Hebrew language rights for Attachment Play.
November 12, 2013: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Belgium. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
November 7, 2013: The Romanian edition of Tears and Tantrums is now in print. This is the tenth foreign language for this book. Click on our page for Romania for more information.
November 4, 2013: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in the U.S.A.. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
October 2013: We now have over 2500 followers on our Facebook page.
September 2013: We have a new instructor in Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
September 2013: We have sold the Turkish language rights for Attachment Play.
September 2013: We have added two new articles in Dutch: Drie bouwstenen van Aware Parenting and Tien principes van Aware Parenting.
July 2013: We have sold the Korean language rights for Attachment Play.
June 2013: We have sold the Spanish language rights for Attachment Play. This will be the first foreign language for this book.
June, 2013: We have new instructors in the US and Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
May, 2013: We have posted links to three TV interviews with Aletha Solter on our Links Page.
May, 2013: We have revised our Certification Requirements.
April 2013: Aletha Solter led workshops in Massachusetts.
March 25, 2013: We have a new instructor in Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
March 21, 2013: We now have over 2000 followers on our Facebook page. The top 10 countries are: US, Australia, Romania, Canada, UK, Spain, New Zealand, Netherlands, South Africa, and Belgium.
March 13, 2013: Aletha Solter was a guest on Dr. Peter Breggin's show. Click here to listen to the show.
March 1, 2013: Aletha Solter's new book, Attachment Play, is now published and is available from all of the major onliine booksellers. Click here to see several endorsements and reviews.
February 2013: We have a new instructor in France. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
January 2013: Aletha Solter's new book, Attachment Play, is available for pre-order from online booksellers! Click here to see our new web page about this book (with links to the full cover image and the first 24 pages).