Aware Parenting with Joss

Aware Parenting with Joss

I am a parenting coach and mentor. I support families to create more connection, awareness and joy in parenting. I also support families who are homeschooling to have more trust, ease and fun on their adventures with learning at home. 

Aware Parenting is an approach to raising our children founded by Aletha Solter Ph.D. It prioritises strong, connected relationships in our families and gives parents the tools, based on strong scientific research, to support our children to be cooperative, connected to their authentic selves, loving and non-violent.

There are 3 main principles of Aware Parenting:

Attachment style parenting

Focusing on physical closeness and bonding, prompt and
sensitive responding to our children and prolonged breast-feeding.

Non-punitive discipline

Not using punishments or rewards but instead looking for underlying needs and feelings, as well as peaceful conflict resolution in the family.

Helping our children to heal

Recognising that stress and trauma cause behaviour and emotional problems and that crying with loving  support and play are powerful healing tools for our family.

Aletha Solter, Aware Parenting Founder

Aletha Solter is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist who is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline. She studied with the Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she obtained a Master's degree in human biology in 1969. She then earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1975, after which she taught psychology at the University of California. 

Aletha Solter, PhD, is an international speaker, consultant, and founder of the Aware Parenting Institute ( Her first book, The Aware Baby was published in 1984 and she has written 5 books which have been translated into many languages.
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Experience Aware Parenting with Joss

I am an Aware Parenting instructor certified with the Aware Parenting Institute and have been
practising Aware Parenting for 16 years.

Aware Parenting with Joss

I am so passionate about sharing this beautiful approach with parents. I believe that Aware Parenting is THE solution for so many of the challenges facing the world. - Joss Goulden, Aware Parenting Instructor
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