The Four Basic Assumptions
of Aware Parenting

by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.

See also The three aspects of Aware Parenting

See also The ten principles of Aware Parenting


the three aspects of Aware Parenting

Note: These assumptions are adapted from Aletha Solter's book, The Aware Baby.


Children know what they need for optimal physical, emotional, and intellectual development.

If children’s needs are met, and if they are not hurt or stressed, they will be cooperative, compassionate, and nonviolent.

Children are extremely vulnerable. Stress, trauma, or unmet needs can have long-lasting, negative effects on their behavior.

Children can recover from the effects of stress and trauma, and they are born knowing how to do so.


Aware Parenting Books by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.

The Aware Baby
Cooperative and Connected
Tears and Tantrums
Raising Drug Free Kids
Attachment play
Healing Your Traumatized Child


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