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.
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.
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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 recognized internationally as an 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
TV interview with 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 and Santiago, Chile. Click here for more information.
Recent highlights and updates:
March 2017: We have several new Aware Parenting instructors in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
January 2017: A Romanian edition of Attachment Play has just been published. See our page for Romania for more information.
January 2017: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in The Netherlands and Spain. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
December 2016: We have two new Aware Parenting instructors in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
November 2016: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
November 2016: We have posted another new article called "Coping with teens and screens"
October 2016: We have posted a new article called "Do children really need praise?"
September 2016: We have a new Level 2 Aware Parenting instructor in Germany: Anke Eyrich. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
August 2016: We now have over 5000 followers from 45 countries on our Facebook page. The top 10 countries are: US, Australia, Romania, UK, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealana, and Sweden.
July 2016: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in Australia, Germany, and the United States. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
June 2016: For a limited time, we are offering 50% discount on bulk orders of 20 books or more, shipped to U.S. addresses. Please see our ordering information page.
May 2016: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
April 2016: The Marathi edition of Helping Young Children Flourish was published. See our page for India for more information.
March 2016: The French edition of Attachment Play was published. See our page for France for more information.