Welcome, I’m Sharon and

You have a superpower!

You care about the impact
your parenting has on your child.

You refuse to apply methods
that just help you “get through the day.”

You’ve chosen to teach and
guide your kids using a mindful authority.

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You know me as a parent educator. 
What you may not know about me is in this video.

My work (and this site) is devoted to sharing methods, tools and sample conversations that will help you stop reacting as you transform misbehavior into learning moments using a mindful authority. 

Sharon, you’re a wonderful teacher with great intuition backed by science and age-appropriate knowledge. I’m so glad to call you a mentor and a friend.
Heidi Wagner MacLaren

You have the same fears and doubts all parents have,
but your integrity and beliefs have you searching
for a transformative way to teach and
guide your kids through their challenges

African-American parents frustrated and trying to correct behavior of two preschoolers while out on a walk.

Proactive Parenting doesn’t provide one-size-fits-all answers.

We honor the fact that you know your child better than anyone.
We offer powerful transformative solutions, methods, and sample conversations that shift and change as needed so they can guide you for years to come.

Sad school-age and angry tween kids experiencing a mindful timeout while sitting on an old car

From the blog to the book, Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 Ways to Transform Behavior into Learning Moments, to our #1 mini-course: 10 No-Yelling Methods that Teach & Correct While You remain Calmplus whatever else you need to transform corrections while using a mindful authority, can all be found here.

You’re not alone.
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African-American mom empathizing as she resolves an argument with Asian tween wearing a love t-shirt.
Smiling Parent Educator Sharon Silver asking parents if they’re tired, angry and want to transform behavior.

You have a superpower!

You care about the impact
your parenting has on your child.

You refuse to apply methods
that just help you “get through the day.”

You’ve chosen to teach
and 
guide your kids 
using a mindful authority.

You have the same fears and doubts all parents have, but your integrity and beliefs have you searching for a transformative way to teach and guide your kids through their challenges

African-American parents frustrated and trying to correct behavior of two preschoolers while out on a walk.

Proactive Parenting doesn’t provide one-size-fits-all answers.

We honor the fact that you know your child better than anyone.

We offer powerful transformative solutions,
methods,
 and sample conversations
that shift and change as needed 
so they can guide you for years to come.

Sad school-age and angry tween kids experiencing a mindful timeout while sitting on an old car

Explore to see the options we offer.

From the blog to Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 to Transform Behavior into Learning Moments,
to our #1 eBook:10 No-Yelling Methods that Teach & Correct While You remain Calm.,
plus the other eBooks that zero in on what you’re dealing with, we’ve got what you need!

Remember, you’re not alone.
Sharon-Proactive Parenting

African-American mom empathizing as she resolves an argument with Asian tween wearing a love t-shirt.

Shifting Problems into Solutions

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Parents in 93 countries are using this resource to shift the words and actions they use when correcting behavior. The 108 sample conversations and methods guide you toward transforming behavior into learning moments. 
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You’re busy and need to correct behavior. Our solution driven ebooks are topic-specific and provide concepts/sample conversations that lead to more mindful parenting and teach kids about themselves and the world around them.
Woman sitting at computer reading Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Proactive Parenting’s blog.
Every day parents post questions; I’d love to answer them all. Since I can’t, I answer the topics that parents have questions about in the blog. 
Excited mom with raised hands after discovering her mindful authority from solutions shared during parent coaching.
You’ve heard the phrase “the answers live inside of you” well, that’s true for parenting too. You just need someone with fresh eyes to help uncover the underlying motivation for both you and your child. Coaching does just that. 

Shifting Problems into Solutions

Parents in 93 countries are using this resource to shift the words and actions they use when correcting behavior. The 108 sample conversations and methods guide you toward transforming behavior into learning moments.
You’re busy and need to correct behavior. Our solution driven ebooks are topic-specific and provide concepts sample conversations that lead to more mindful parenting and teach =kids about themselves and the world around them.
Every day parents post questions; I’d love to answer them all. Since I can’t, I answer the topics that parents have questions about in the blog. 
You’ve heard the phrase “the answers live inside of you” well, that’s true for parenting too. You just need someone with fresh eyes to help uncover the underlying motivation for both you and your child. Coaching does just that. 
Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 Ways to Transform Behavior into Learning Moments, Sharon Silver’s book.

Why Parents Love
Proactive Parenting

Why Parents Love Proactive Parenting

Dr. Shefali and Sharon Silver

Sharon and Dr. Shefali talking parenting

“This has triggered a wonderful inner transformation for me on many levels. Big light-bulb for me is that we are here to TEACH, not reprimand with time-outs they don’t understand. I see every moment as a teaching opportunity because of you!”
Renee Taylor

“In an era when we all feel confused about ‘how to parent’ our children, Parent Educator Sharon Silver provides sensible, modern advice real parents can really use. It can be difficult to navigate the differing opinions of experts … [Sharon shows us that] time-out isn’t the only option.” z
Dr. Lynne Kenney, Author of The Family Coaching Method

“It’s really refreshing to get helpful tips that start with the change within us first. I find your insight really helpful and exactly what I am looking for.” Lani Wharton

“I can’t recommend Sharon and Proactive Parenting enough; nobody is talking about this stuff. Her insights are both practical and make so much sense.
Thanks you! Sonja Limone

“A glorious collection of parenting tips that moms can instantly use to help them raise good and caring kids.”
Michele Borba, Ed.D,

“I’ve seen sites like this before… they look like they offer great stuff, but give fluff or BS. I’m amazed at the immediate results with my child and myself. I’m in control… I don’t get emotional or upset. I now use situations as teachable moments, and my child totally responds.”
Erin from Oregon

“I’ve been led to thousands of websites, read hundreds of blogs, and books. I have scrounged bits and pieces of useful advice, but the majority was dead end information that was not pertinent. Your website was different … it was the way you worded things. You were like a fresh, crisp, cool drink of water during an often-exhausting marathon of seeking advice.” Amy Vance

“Sharon really does seem to see the entire relationship between parent and child in our interactions in a way that most authors and experts don’t. I think my entire parenting experience would have been easier if I had known about her work when my older one was younger.”
Moxie, Askmoxie.com

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