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What is Aware Parenting?

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.

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. She is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, non-punitive discipline, and developmentally appropriate education.

Founded in 1990, the Aware Parenting Institute is an international organization with certified instructors in 20 countries who are helping to spread this philosophy around the world. These instructors work independently and are not employees or subcontractors of the Aware Parenting Institute. We have no political or religious affiliation.

Please click on the following links for more information:

The three aspects of Aware Parenting
The ten principles of Aware Parenting
Parent Support Page
Frequently Asked Questions

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Introduction to Aware Parenting by Aletha Solter

 

Aware Parenting Books by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.

The Aware Baby
Cooperative and Connected
Tears and Tantrums
Raising Drug Free Kids
Attachment play

 

Click on the countries below for information about Aware Parenting activities around the world

Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
UK
USA

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This web page was last updated on October 13, 2020. It was first created on September 18, 1996. Copyright © 1996-2020 by the Aware Parenting Institute. All rights reserved. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical (including copying to other web sites, and including translations), without written permission from the Aware Parenting Institute, with the exception of printing pages for personal use. This copyright applies to all the pages and articles from the Aware Parenting Institute web site.

Warning/Disclaimer: The information on this website (including all the web pages owned by the Aware Parenting Institute) is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical information, advice, or treatment. When children display emotional, behavioral, or medical problems of any kind, parents are strongly advised to seek competent medical advice and treatment. Some of the suggestions on these web pages may be inappropriate for children suffering from certain emotional, behavioral, or physical problems. Aletha Solter, The Aware Parenting Institute, and Shining Star Press shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained on this website or provided by the Aware Parenting instructors. The links to other websites are for informational purposes only, and do not entail endorsement by Aletha Solter or the Aware Parenting Institute.