Aletha Jauch Solter (born ) is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist who studied with Jean Piaget in Switzerland before earning a PhD in. Aletha Solter, Ph.D. is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist, parenting consultant, and director of the Aware Parenting Institute. Results 1 – 12 of 30 Attachment Play: How to solve children’s behavior problems with play, laughter, and connection. Mar 1, by Aletha Jauch Solter.

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BoxGoleta, SplterU. 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 She then earned a Ph. When her first child was born in following a traumatic birth she did not find any parenting books that advocated attachment-style parenting and non-punitive discipline while taking into account the impact of stress and trauma on children’s development.

The first book she wrote, The Aware Baby first published inrevised inis the one that she wished she had had as a new mother.

The Aware Baby by Aletha J. Solter

The Aware Baby has sold overcopies worldwide. Its sequel, Cooperative and Connected a revised edition of Helping Young Children Flourishdescribes this same approach, covering the age range from two to eight years. Her books have been translated into many languages wolter, and she has also written workbooks to accompany her first two, as well as numerous articles for parents and professionals. Solter has given talks and led workshops for parents and professionals in 17 countries, and has appeared on TV in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

She also offers consultations for parents who are familiar with her work. In she founded The Aware Parenting Institute, which now has eolter instructors in 17 countries. Her goal is to help create a nonviolent world in which all children are allowed to attain their full potential. With the tools of Aware Parenting, she is confident that parents can raise their children to be competent, compassionate, nonviolent, and drug free.


The Aware Baby

She also knows that parenting is a difficult job and that parents deserve recognition, information, aaletha support. She lives in Goleta, California, and is available for lectures, workshops, and consultations by phone, skype, or in person.

If you wish to schedule a lecture, workshop, or consultation, you can reach her by e-mail solter awareparenting. If you live outside the U.

Aletha Solter

Please sletha that she does not give advice by e-mail. Please click here for information about her consultations and fees, or go to our Parent Support Page.

Silter this video, Aletha Solter talks with Marion Rose and explains when and why she wrote each of her five books. Following is a partial list of organizations that have sponsored her lectures and workshops:. A 2-year-old child’s memory of hospitalization during early infancy.

Infant and Child Development17, A case study of traumatic stress disorder in a 5-month-old infant following surgery. Infant Mental Health Journal28 1 The importance of physical contact with infants.

Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health15 3 Warum Babys weinen Why babies cry. Die neuen Baby Therapien pp. Ulrich Leutner Verlag, Berlin.

Aware Parenting Books by Aletha Solter, Ph.D.

Helping Preschoolers Cope With Stress. Why do babies cry?

Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health10 1 Understanding tears and tantrums. Young Children47 4 National Association for the Education of Young Children. Speed, accuracy, and stretagy differences in spatial processing. Bulletin of the Psychonomics Society18 2 Broader transfer produced by guided discovery of number concepts with preschool children.

Journal of Educational Psychology70 3 Click here for a list of Aletha Solter’s free online articles for parents. This is me with my husband, Ken, and our two children: Sarah age 1 and Nicky age 6. This photo was taken ina year before The Aware Baby was first published. We used this photo for the cover of the first edition of Helping Young Children Flourish.


This is our family inwhen two of my books were in print: I like the way my son spontaneously put his arms around us for this photo. Aletha, Nicky age 17Ken in front: I am a proud grandmother holding my grandson 8 weeks old in September Three of my books were in print: And here I am with my granddaughter in July She was born the day I flew to South Africa for a workshop tour, and I didn’t see her until she was 7 weeks old.

I wish I’d had a sling like that for my own babies.

I am thankful to my son and his wife for their helpful feedback on alethz manuscript for Alehta Play. My husband, Ken, and our daughter, Sarah, both helped edit my book, Cooperative and Connected.

This page was last updated on October 29, No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including copying to other web sites, and including translations and photoswithout written permission from Aletha Solter.

That’s me at age ten. I had a very happy childhood. Here I am with my son, Nicky, inbefore I began writing books. I enjoyed being a full-time mother. Sarah age 1 and Nicky age 6 This photo was taken ina year before The Aware Baby was first published.

This is my daughter, Sarah, at 6 years of age We used this photo for the cover of the first edition of Helping Young Children Flourish.

This was a aletua after Raising Drug-Free Kids was published.