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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.

Are you a parent in need of help or support? Please visit our Parent Support Page.

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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.

The Aware Baby Helping Young Children Flourish Tears and Tantrums Raising Drug Free Kids Attachment play

The Aware Baby
(revised edition)

Helping Young Children Flourish

Tears and Tantrums

Raising Drug-Free Kids

Attachment Play

Ordering information for these books (English language editions)

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Upcoming workshops:

Aletha Solter's next presentations will be in Santa Barbara, California. Click here for more information.

Recent highlights and updates:

July 2014: The Hebrew edition of Attachment Play is now in print. Click on our page for Israel for more information.

July 2014: We have two new instructors in Spain. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.

June 2014: This is the 30-year anniversary of The Aware Baby. The first edition was published in June 1984.

May 2014: Aletha Solter led workshops in Spain and France.

April 2014: We have two new Aware Parenting instructors in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.

April 2014: We have a new instructor in Spain. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.

March 2014: We now have seven Level 2 instructors. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors. The Level 2 instructors are marked with a red star.

February, 2014: We have sold the German language rights for Attachment Play. This will be the sixth foreign language for this book.

February, 2014: We have four new Aware Parenting instructors in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.

January 2014: The Czech edition of The Aware Baby is now in print. Click on our page for the Czech Republic for more information.

January 2014: We now have over 3000 followers on our Facebook page.

December 12, 2013: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Turkey. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.

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. new link

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.

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This web site was last updated on July 16, 2014. It was first created on September 18, 1996. Copyright © 1996-2014 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 web site (including all the web pages owned by the Aware Parenting Institute and Shining Star Press) is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical 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 these web pages. The links to other web sites are for informational purposes only, and do not entail endorsement by the Aware Parenting Institute or Shining Star press.