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.
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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about Aware Parenting activities 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 Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The Aware Baby has sold over 130,000 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.
Testimonial about Aware Parenting
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:
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 has returned from Massachusetts where she gave a lecture and led a workshop, which was attended by people from three countries.
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).
November 2012: Aletha Solter's new book, Attachment Play, is in press! Click here to see a news release and photo.
November 2012: We've posted a new article in Spanish: a printable version of Twenty alternatives to punishment: Veinte alternativas al castigo
October 2012: We now have over 1500 followers on our Facebook page.
September 2012: Aletha has returned from a workshop tour in Turkey and Romania.
September 2012: The new Turkish edition of Helping Young Children Flourish is now in print. See our page for Turkey for more information.
August 2012: We have a new instructor in Denmark. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
June 2012: We have sold the Czech translation rights for The Aware Baby. This will be the eleventh foreign language for this book.
May 2012: We have a new instructor in Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.