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This page is for book reviewers, journalists, interviewers, talk show hosts, foreign publishers, and the book trade. It contains information about The Aware Parenting Institute, Dr. Aletha Solter, and her books.

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Aware Parenting Books

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The Aware Baby

Press release about The Aware Baby

Back cover content and endorsements/reviews

Excerpt from The Aware Baby: Should I let my baby sleep with me?

Helping Young Children Flourish

Web page about Cooperative and Connected

Press release about Cooperative and Connected

Full cover image of Cooperative and Connected

Look inside: front matter, table of contents, introduction

Tears and Tantrums

Press release about Tears and Tantrums

Back cover content and endorsements/reviews

Excerpt from Tears and Tantrums: What causes violence?

Raising Drug Free Kids

Press release and endorsements about Raising Drug-Free Kids

Excerpt from Raising Drug-Free Kids: Allow Your Toddler to Say "no"

Excerpt from Raising Drug-Free Kids: Listen to Your Teenager

Attachment Play

Web page about Attachment Play

Press release about Attachment Play

Full cover image of Attachment Play

Look inside: table of contents, introduction, first chapter


Brief Description of Aware Parenting

Aware Parenting is a philosophy of child rearing that has the potential to change the world. Based on cutting-edge research and insights in child development, it questions most traditional assumptions about children. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are secure, bright, compassionate, nonviolent, and drug free. Aware Parenting consists of a recognition of children's attachment needs, non-punitive discipline, and the prevention and healing of stress and trauma. The Aware Parenting Institute is an international organization with certified instructors in 20 countries who are helping to spread this philosophy around the world. These instructors work independently and are not employees or subcontractors of the Aware Parenting Institute.

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Brief Bio of Dr. Aletha Solter

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Aletha Solter, Ph.D. is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist, consultant, and director of The Aware Parenting Institute ( She holds a Master's degree in human biology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (where she studied with Dr. Jean Piaget), and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has led workshops for parents and professionals in 17 countries, and her books have been translated into many languages. Dr. Solter is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline, and she has appeared on TV in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Asia. She lives in Goleta, California (near Santa Barbara), and is the mother of two grown children.

Dr. Solter is available for interviews, consultations, lectures, and workshops, and can be reached by phone at (805) 968-1868 or by e-mail:

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