Aware Parenting Instructors and Certification Program


Requirements for becoming a certified Aware Parenting instructor

List of certified Aware Parenting instructors

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.

The Aware Parenting instructors have been certified by Aletha Solter to teach the philosophy of Aware Parenting described in her five books. They must renew their certification every two years. Please contact them directly for information about Aware Parenting activities in their area (lectures, workshops, support groups, consultations, etc.).

Please note that the instructors work entirely independently. Aletha Solter has given them permission to teach this approach to parents, but they are not employees or subcontractors of the Aware Parenting Institute. Their advice should be carefully evaluated for your personal situation. Aletha Solter and the Aware Parenting Institute shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by any advice from these instructors. Furthermore, they have not been certified by Aletha Solter to give medical advice or to do therapy with adults or children, although some of them have additional credentials as medical professionals or psychotherapists. If you consult with them for anything other than Aware Parenting information and support, please check their credentials and references, as you would for any other professional.


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