Transforming families around the world
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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.
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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
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 (April 2015) and southern Germany (October 2015). Click here for more information.
Recent highlights and updates:
April 2015: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Spain. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
March 2015: We have sold the Czech language rights for Tears and Tantrums. This will be the eleventh foreign language for this book.
March 2015: We have sold the French language rights for Attachment Play. This will be the seventh foreign language for this book.
February 2015: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in France and Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
January 2015: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
December 2014: Online registration has begun for Aletha Solter's full-day workshop in Santa Barbara, California on February 21, 2015. Click here for more information.
November 2014: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in the UK and Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
October 2014: We now have over 3500 followers from 45 countries on our Facebook page. The top 10 countries are the US, Australia, Romania, Canada, UK, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, and Netherlands.
September 2014: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in Belgium and New Zealand. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
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: Aletha Solter was a guest on a TV show in Santa Barbara, California.
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.