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.
The Aware Parenting Institute is an international organization with certified instructors in 20 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 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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about Aware Parenting activities around the world
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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 presentation will be in Santa Barbara, California (October and November 2016). Click here for more information.
Recent highlights and updates:
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.
March 2016: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in the U.S., Romania, Switzerland, and Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
February 2016: We now have over 4500 followers from 45 countries on our Facebook page. The top 10 countries are: US, Australia, Romania, UK, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, and France.
January 2016: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in France, Germany, and Australia. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
November 2015: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
October 2015: Aletha led two workshops in Rottweil, Germany.
September 2015: We have sold the Marathi language rights for Helping Young Children Flourish. This will be the ninth foreign language for this book.
September 2015: The Korean edition of Attachment Play is now in print. Click on our page for Korea for more information.
September 2015: We have new Aware Parenting instructors in Belgium and Romania. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
August 2015: We now have over 4000 followers from 45 countries on our Facebook page. The top 10 countries are: US, Australia, Romania, UK, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, and New Zealand.
July 2015: We have a new Aware Parenting instructor in the Netherlands. Click here to see a complete list of all the instructors.
June 2015: The German edition of Attachment Play is now in print. Click on our page for Germany for more information.