The philosophy of Aware Parenting


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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.

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. She is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, non-punitive discipline, and developmentally appropriate education.

Please click on the following links for more information:

The three aspects of Aware Parenting
The ten principles of Aware Parenting
Principles of learning
Frequently asked questions


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