It’s more than just methods.
It’s about feelings – yours and your child’s.

Do you find you’re short-tempered?
Reacting too quickly?
Using more yelling, arguing, and punishing than teaching?

If so, you might be suffering from
cumulative emotional exhaustion.

I hear you!
The secret solution is to change
the way you spend your energy when dealing with behavior.

Every parent has a story
that motivates how they parent.

Listen to my WOW story.

Sharon Smiling
Photograph by Karl E.Parker
Hello I’m Sharon.
I help parents shift the core of parenting from reactive corrections to responsive directions
so behavior can be transformed into learning moments, allowing you to move from frustrated
to empathetic as you do it all.

☑  With a shift in perspective, and a willingness to implement specific language and tools, you can respond instead of react.
☑  You can create teachable moments.
☑  You can help your child navigate their feelings.
☑  You can feel more peace as a parent and help your child develop essential emotional skills.

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

Discover how to embrace honest, authentic parenting
by transforming behavior into learning moments
as you empower your whole family. 

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Books and Resources

Actionable resources to Transform
Behavior into Learning Moments.

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Coaching

Supportive solutions and adaptable proven tools
for situations unique to your family.

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Blog

A collection of tiny tips, methods, and sample conversations to answer your everyday questions.

What Parents Say

“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.

Dr. Lynne Kenney, 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

“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

“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

“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

Bucket List Moment:

Sharon and Dr. Shefali

Dr. Shefali and Sharon Silver talking parenting

It’s more than just methods.
It’s about feelings –
yours and your child’s.

Do you find you’re
short-tempered?

Reacting too quickly?
Using more yelling, arguing, and punishing than teaching?

If so, you might be
suffering from

cumulative emotional exhaustion.

I hear you!
The secret solution is
to change the way you spend your energy when dealing with behavior.

Every parent has a story
that motivates how they parent.

Listen to my WOW story.

Hello I’m Sharon.

Photograph by Karl E.Parker

I help parents shift the core of parenting from reactive corrections to responsive directions you to move from frustrated to empathetic as you do it all.

Discover how to embrace
honest, authentic parenting
by transforming behavior
into learning moments
as you empower your whole family. 

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

☑  With a shift in perspective, and a willingness to implement specific language and tools, you can respond instead of react.
☑  You can create teachable moments.
☑  You can help your child navigate their feelings.
☑  You can feel more peace as a parent and help your child develop essential emotional skills.

Featured

Get Started

Books and Resources

Actionable resources to Transform
Behavior into Learning Moments.

Coaching

Supportive solutions and adaptable
proven tools for the situations
unique to your family.

Blog

A collection of tiny tips, methods,
and sample
 conversations
to answer your everyday questions.

What Parents Say

“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.”

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

“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

“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

“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

Bucket List Moment:

Sharon and Dr. Shefali

Dr. Shefali and Sharon Silver