Parenting is

           personal

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

Do you find you’re short tempered?
Reacting to easily?
Using more yelling, arguing, and punishing then 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 parenting has a story the motivates how they parent.
Listen to my WOW story

Photograph by Karl E.Parker
Hello I’m Sharon.

I help parents gain a wider perspective about the subtle differences between reacting and responding, how to change yelling to teaching, reframing punishing into learning opportunities, and how to shift 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.

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.

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