Who I Am
I’m a parent coach and advocate for peaceful, non-punitive parenting. I help parents learn to engage with their children in non-violent, non-coercive ways, replacing spanking, punishments and shaming with connection, mindfulness, gentle guidance, and creating safety in the relationship.
My mission in the world is to help families everywhere establish emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. It starts with each parent honoring the intention that all parents have, to provide the best they can for their children, and then doing two things. 1) Learn and practice the principles of non-punitive parenting, and 2) going within to find their own healing.
The commitment of parents to gentle, conscious parenting positively impacts many areas of life, including the relationship with children, between partners, family and work relationships, and with themselves.
I teach the principles and practices of peaceful and conscious parenting in my writing, speaking, and coaching.
My own journey into peaceful parenting started when my son was born in 2011. I knew right away that I didn’t want to spank or shame, or mistreat my son in any way.
I read everything I could about parenting, from attachment parenting to conscious parenting to peaceful parenting. I read about child development, attended online workshops, and basically spent every free moment I had immersed in learning about positive, peaceful parenting approaches.
In time I started a website and Facebook page called 1 Awesome Dad, I founded a support group at Peaceful Parenting Community (now over 22,000 members), and I dedicated myself to helping other parents learn the methods and principles of peaceful parenting.
In 2017 I worked closely with Dr. Shefali in her year-long course The Year of the Awakened Heart, which involved resolving and healing much of my own deeply rooted trauma that went back to my own childhood.
In 2018 I completed parent-coach training and received certification from the program offered by the Jai Institute for Parenting.
In September 2019, I gave a talk on these topics at the Diversity in Parenting Conference in Anaheim CA.
Today it is my great honor and privilege to coach parents, to write on parenting and on related topics, and ultimately to positively impact future generations by conveying to family members the information and wisdom of peaceful parenting.
To get started coaching with me, visit my contact page.
Eric D. Greene