Become a Calm & Confident Parent TODAY

Learn from world-leading experts with support from a warm, nurturing community


Get INSTANT ACCESS to 68 curated masterclasses based on popular books in parenting and personal development, featuring the books' renowned authors.

Additionally, you'll BELONG to a caring community of like-minded parents and supportive experts.

Get ALL the resources you need to reduce overwhelm, deal with unwanted behavior and set your child up for success in ONE place.

Get INSTANT ACCESS to 68 curated masterclasses based on popular books in parenting and personal development, featuring the books' renowned authors.

Additionally, you'll BELONG to a caring community of like-minded parents and supportive experts.

Get ALL the resources you need to reduce overwhelm, deal with unwanted behavior and set your child up for success is in ONE place.

*Ends Sept 21, 2020 @ 11:59 pm CDT 

It's ironic, isn't it?

Before we have kids, we don't learn about parenting.

And after we have kids, who has the time?

Technically, we're doing the hardest job on the planet - raising human beings - with little or no prior training, some hearsay knowledge, a lot of 'gut feeling' and not enough support!

Can you imagine a doctor or a plumber doing their job this way?

No wonder so many parents feel overwhelmed, frustrated and trapped. We love our kids, but we're physically and mentally drained, tired of being grumpy and upset from snapping at our kids all the time. But we just don't know how else to get them to do anything.

It's time to change that!

We've condensed the core ideas from the most essential parenting books into exceptional, curated masterclasses, to save you a ton of time learning to parent positively and implement the ideas in your family right away.

And we're backing it up by creating the best positive parenting community, filled with like-minded parents and support from our knowledgeable experts.

The best parts of parenting and personal development bestsellers brought to you directly by the books' authors in quick, easy-to-digest little bites, with a community and support to help you implement them in your family... 

Can it get any better? Are you in?

6 Reasons Why The AFineParent Academy Is Perfect for You

#1

Learning Made Easy

We've condensed the best parts of popular parenting and personal development books into quick, thorough, hour long masterclasses, so you can learn fast and move on. Compare that to reading the books or listening to 6+ hour audio versions!

#2

Designed for Convenience

When you join, you get INSTANT access to our full library of masterclasses. Watch them whenever you need them, anywhere you want and in any order. Plus, you also get downloadable mp3 audio and printable pdf transcript files!

#3

Incredible Support

You'll be part of a community of like-minded parents who will have your back no matter what. And we'll bring in experts each month to answer the nagging questions that come up during everyday parenting. It's the best parenting support you can get!

#4

Experts You Can Trust

The experts in all our Q&A calls and masterclasses have years, if not decades, of research and clinical experience working with both parents and children. Plus, they're parents too. So you get proven ideas and strategies, not just hearsay or opinions!

#5

Get Answers 24x7

No matter where you're located, or what the time is, or the age of your child, or the specific challenge you are facing.... Between our masterclasses, community group and support calls, you will always have a way to find quick, timely answers!

#6

Unbeatable Value

When you join the Academy, for roughly the cost of ONE fast food family meal each month, you get insights, strategies and support for your parenting that can have a transformational impact on your whole family which will last for generations!

#1

Learning Made Easy

We've condensed the best parts of popular parenting and personal development books into quick, thorough, hour long masterclasses, so you can learn fast and move on. Compare that to reading the books or listening to 6+ hour audio versions!

#2

Designed for Convenience

When you join, you get INSTANT access to our full library of masterclasses. Watch them whenever you need them, anywhere you want and in any order. Plus, you also get downloadable mp3 audio and printable pdf transcript files!

#3

Incredible Support

You'll be part of a community of like-minded parents who will have your back no matter what. And we'll bring in experts each month to answer the nagging questions that come up during everyday parenting. It's the best parenting support you can get!

#4

Experts You Can Trust

The experts in all our Q&A calls and masterclasses have years, if not decades, of research and clinical experience working with both parents and children. Plus, they're parents too. So you get proven ideas and strategies, not just hearsay or opinions!

#5

Get Answers 24x7

No matter where you're located, or what the time is, or the age of your child, or the specific challenge you are facing.... Between our masterclasses, community group and support calls, you will always have a way to find quick, timely answers!

#6

Unbeatable Value

When you join the Academy, for roughly the cost of ONE fast food family meal each month, you get insights, strategies and support for your parenting that can have a transformational impact on your whole family which will last for generations!

Confident Parenting Is a Learned Skill, Not an Innate Talent

We don't expect our kids to automatically know how to ride a bike, read a book or even tie their shoelaces on their own... 

Why then do we expect ourselves to automatically know all about raising tiny little human beings into kind, compassionate successful adults, without any training?

If you're struggling with parenting, it's not because you're a bad parent.

If you feel overwhelmed, it's not because you're incapable.

If you feel like you're failing your kids, it does not mean you're a failure! 

It just means it's time to pick up some new skills!

And, we've got you covered.

What is Included in the AFineParent Academy? 

The AFineParent Academy consists of THREE key components:

#1 
Insightful Masterclasses

You get instant access to your own personal library of 68 curated expert masterclasses, each based on a popular book in parenting and personal development. Each of these is packed with practical advice and life-altering perspective shifts! 

#2 
Friendly Community

You get to be part of a private Facebook group of like-minded parents committed to positive parenting just like you, and you can join our unique Parenting Support Circle calls to chat face-to-face with other parents who have similar-aged kids.

#3 
Expert Support

You get ongoing support from knowledgeable experts through our live Q&A calls. With decades of experience working with parents and kids, our experts are uniquely positioned to help you become "unstuck" no matter your situation or the age of your kids! 

Here Are All the Masterclasses You Can Watch At Any Time 

16 New Masterclasses From Our Current Conference 

Dr. ​Shefali Tsabary

​Conscious Parenting
Masterclass

Dr. Laura Markham

Peaceful Parenting
Masterclass

Dr. Tina Bryson

​Power of Showing Up
Masterclass

Hal Runkel

​Screamfree Parenting
Masterclass

Judy Arnall

Positive Discipline Tools
Masterclass

Dr. Mona Delahooke

Understanding Behaviors
Masterclass

Betsy Brown Braun

Brat-proofing Kids
Masterclass

Dayna Abraham

Kids Activities & Games
Masterclass

Dr. Rick Hanson

Hardwiring Happiness
Masterclass

Dr. Lawrence Cohen

Playful Parenting
Masterclass

Mark Wolynn

Inherited Family Trauma
Masterclass

Casey O'Roarty

Managing Our Emotions
Masterclass

Greg McKeown

Essentialism Masterclass

Dr. Peg Dawson

Executive Skills
Masterclass

Dr. William Stixrud

Self-Driven Child
Masterclass

Dr. Kathy Koch

Multiple Intelligences Masterclass

Plus, 52 Masterclasses From Our Archives 

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

Parenting Adolescents Masterclass

Dr. Ross Greene

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Masterclass

Shawn Achor

The Science of Happiness Masterclass

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Fostering Independence Masterclass

James Clear

Behavior Change Masterclass

Dr. Mary Kurcinka

Parenting Spirited Kids Masterclass

Joanna Faber & Julie King

Parenting 2-7 Year Olds Masterclass

Lynn Lyons

Breaking Free from Anxiety Masterclass

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Jessica Lahey

School Success Masterclass

Amy McCready - Positive Parenting Conference

Amy McCready

Me, Me, Me Epidemic Masterclass

Dr. Tina Bryson - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Dr. Tina Bryson

The Yes Brain Masterclass

Dr. Devorah Heitner

Navigating the Digital World Masterclass

Rebecca Eanes - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Rebecca Eanes

​Solution-Oriented Discipline Masterclass

Dr Becky Bailey - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Becky Bailey

Conscious Discipline Masterclass

Dr. Deborah Gilboa - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Teaching Kids Responsibilities Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Heather Shumaker and Book

Heather Shumaker

​Renegade Parenting Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference: Dr. Laura Markham and Book

Dr. Laura Markham

Emotionally Intelligent Parent Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Roma Khetarpal and Book

Roma Khetarpal

Non-Verbal Communication Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Tosha Schore and Book

Tosha Schore

Staylistening Masterclass

Dr. Laura Markham

Sibling Rivalry Masterclass

Patty Wipfler - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Patty Wipfler

Listening Partnerships Masterclass

Dr Michelle Borba - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Michele Borba

Raising Empathetic Kids Masterclass

KJ Dell’Antonia

Happier Parenting Masterclass

Dr. Laura Markham - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Dr. Laura Markham

​Staying Connected With Kids Masterclass

Maryann Jacobsen - Positive Parenting Conference

Maryann Jacobsen

Parenting Picky Eaters Masterclass

Susan Kaiser Greenland - Positive Parenting Conference

Susan Greenland

Mindful Games for Kids Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Susan Stiffleman & Book

Susan Stiffelman

Getting Kids to Cooperate Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Lori Lite and Book

Lori Lite

Handling School Stress Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Jennifer Lehr and Book

Jennifer Lehr

​Positive Encouragement Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Book

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Dealing with Bullying Masterclass

Kim John Payne

Handling Stress in Children Masterclass

Alissa Marquess - Positive Parenting Conference

Alissa Marquess

Connection Rituals Masterclass

Dr. Peter Gray - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Peter Gray

The Free Play
Masterclass

Mercedes Samudio

Removing Shame from Parenting Masterclass

Amy Morinw - Positive Parenting Conference

Amy Morin

Mental Strength Masterclass

Leeza Steindorf - Positive Parenting Conference

Leeza Steindorf

Conflict Resolution Masterclass

KatieHurley - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Katie Hurley

No More Mean Girls Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Katie Hurley and Book

Katie Hurley

Raising Assertive Kids Masterclass

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Suzi Lula

​Handling Mom Guilt Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Tracy Cutchlow and Book - v2

Tracy Cutchlow

"Say What You See" Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Ariadne Brill and Book

Ariadne Brill

Time In
Masterclass

Pam Leo

Decoding a Child’s Needs Masterclass

Dr. Victoria Dunckley - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Victoria Dunckley

Screen Reset Masterclass

Lenore Skenazy

Free Range Kids Masterclass

Ramona Zabriskie

“Forever” Relationships Masterclass

Dr. Melanie Greenberg - Positive Parenting Conference

Dr. Melanie Greenberg

​Managing Parenting Stress Masterclass

Holly Reid - Positive Parenting Conference 2018

Holly D. Reid

Money Lessons for Kids Masterclass

Douglas Haddad - Positive Parenting Conference

Douglas Haddad

Self-Motivated Kids Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Jessica Joelle Alexander and Book

Jessica Joelle Alexander

​Danish Way of Parenting Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Sheila McCraith and Book

Sheila McCraith

Stop Yelling at Kids Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Kate Orson and Book

Kate Orson

Responding to Tears Masterclass

Positive Parenting Conference - Janine Halloran and Book

Janine Halloran

Coping Skills for Anxious Kids Masterclass

Our Experts Have Been Featured In

What Parents in Our Community Are Saying

I always used to say that I just wasn't an empathetic person - but that's so not true! I just really didn't want to hear or deal with my kids' big emotions and problems because it is hard work and makes me uncomfortable to deal with tears and yelling and angry faces. Now I feel like I have the tools to actually HELP instead of just making everyone be quiet. I think hearing the presenters really solidified it for me - the difference between being authoritarian or adult-led and being collaborative. I've read tons of parenting books but something about listening first and then reading the details really let it click for me. Thank you for putting this together.

Mandy W. (Mom of 3, via Email) 

I am 39 have a BA in Psychology and am working towards my MA in Counselling. I have two children 18 months and 5 months.

Each morning for the last week I was able to listen to 30-90 mins of parenting masterclasses and I have been so inspired and motivated! As a mature parent, and someone who knows psychology, and someone who was raised by not the best parenting methods ; I want to “get it right”. I am not a reader and don’t often finish an audio book so this video format was awesome!

Thank you so much for what you have done here!

- Justine P. (Mom of 2, via Email)

I already own 4 of the books included here, but my, listening to these masters talking is just something else! Thank you SO much for working so hard at bringing this to us parents!!

- Fan F. C. (via Email) 

Thank you for all of your dedicated hard work and research. It is so nice to spend 1 hour a day or 2 hours to learning lessons while I clean and do the dishes. I have had almost a full week of no hitting of my children and I’m working on my temper too. Thank you so, so, much for condensing these books into short talks so that I can get a look inside each theory and strategy. I’m so grateful to you and this site. It was an answer to a prayer in my heart. I am a former tv producer and I appreciate your prep work and planning that made this concise and not tangents from the topics.

- Ranae B. B. (via Facebook)

I am a mom of a 10 year old boy with ADHD and a little girl who will be 3 next week and I have found these parenting strategies to be extremely helpful with both of them. It has reduced power struggles and yelling and also encouraged bonding which has been a great experience for myself and my children. I have shared these videos with my husband, my son's dad, and other family members so we can all stay on the same page. This is great for co-parenting and for blended families; it creates positivity and consistency in both homes. Thank you!

- Brionna A. (via Facebook) 

I stay at home with my two sons, a two year old and an eight month old, so for me, what I call a "zen" moment is pretty hard to come by! But this really helped me realize that I can find that inner peace and even more importantly that I can instill that calm into my boys. Not only this but I have learned a lot of things I can work on as my boys get older. I really feel like this was a life saver for me and my family.

- Courtney S. (via Facebook)

Great Parents are Made, Not Born!

You can be the calm, confident, happy and supportive parent you always wanted to be.

You can create a family where kids cooperate because they want to and not because they're afraid of threats and punishment. 

You can weather the storms of everyday living with your toddlers, preschoolers, little kids, tweens and eventually even teens with respect, kindness and dignity. 

You can raise happy, well-adjusted and successful adults.

All you need are the right tools and the right support – and we've put it together for you!

Want a Sneak Peek?

Here are a few quick preview clips from some of our masterclasses:

The YES Brain Masterclass Preview

Screamfree Parenting Masterclass Preview

Sibling Rivalry Masterclass Preview

Executive Skills Masterclass Preview

Behavior Change Masterclass Preview

Handling Stress in Children Masterclass Preview

They Say It Takes a Village to Raise a Child...

Day-to-day parenting is HARD.

Below are just a few situations reported by the parents in our community – situations you may find yourself struggling with:

My 8-month-old sleeps poorly and wakes me up 3 or 4 times every night. Nothing I've tried to get her to sleep through the night is working. I'm getting so tired and frustrated. I find myself so angry and resentful of her, and I hate that. 

Our 4-year-old is suddenly showing a lot of aggressive behavior. He tries to bite us, scratch us or kick us when he doesn't get his way. I try my best to stay calm, but eventually I just lose it and yell at him.

My 8-year-old and 6-year-old keep bickering, teasing each other and fighting all day long. Their fighting is a big trigger for me, and it stresses me out. I don't know how to stop it and make them love each other.

My kids are 11, 9, 5 and 3. I'm met with a lot of negative attitude when I remind them to do their chores or schoolwork. I'm exhausted, and I feel upset that they are making it harder for me by fighting back when I ask them to do their part.

My 13-year-old is dead set on having Snapchat. To the point that every conversation ends with how unfair I am that I won't let her have it, how awful I am as a parent and how uncool she is. It's driving my husband and I nuts.

In situations like these, you need helpful advice from credible sources on how best to handle these challenges.

You need a friendly community who lets you vent and cheers you on as you find your way through.

And access to experts who can answer your questions and concerns about various challenges as they crop up.

With our insightful masterclasses, private Facebook community and live Q&A calls, we're bringing all three components together in one place!

Why would you want to do it alone when you can have all this at your fingertips?

Join the AFineParent Academy Today 

And give yourself the gift of "anytime access" to proven, practical wisdom from both peers and experts.

Early Bird Monthly Membership

Pay As You Go

ONLY $19/mo

(Save 30% with Early Bird Discount*)

  • 68 video masterclasses, downloadable audio, printable transcripts, community, live Q&A calls, and so much more!
  • No contracts. Cancel anytime.

*Pricing Transparency Note

Here at AFineParent.Com, we’re not only committed to producing high-quality masterclasses with an all-star expert lineup, but we also want to make them accessible to as many parents as possible.

So, once a year, when we release a new set of masterclasses, we offer them 100% FREE to parents around the world through our 8-day Positive Parenting Conference event.

Last year, we were able to reach 73,421 parents with our FREE conference. This year, our goal is to reach 100,000+!

And we need YOUR help.

An early investment in the Academy not only gets you INSTANT early access to everything in the Academy, but it also helps us IMMENSELY in investing in outreach efforts such as online ads to bring the FREE conference to more parents. (You may even be here because of one of our ads!)

You support us in our mission, and we in turn thank you by offering an incredible Early Bird Discount of 30% OFF compared to the regular price during the conference. Early Bird Discount ends Sept 21, 2020 @ 11:59pm CDT.

Join TODAY and you'll not only bring the Positive Parenting revolution into your own home, but you’ll also bring it into the homes of thousands of other parents! Are you in?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the masterclasses?

Each masterclass is around 50 - 90 minutes long and captures the best ideas from the book that inspired it.

What age group of kids do the masterclasses address?

Most of the ideas we cover – positive discipline, habits, values, life skills, findings of latest research etc. – apply to most kids in the birth - 13 years age bracket. That said, some of the ways to implement these ideas differ for different age groups, and we cover those with specific examples within the masterclasses.  So for instance, if we're talking about chores and teaching kids how to take responsibility, the speaker will have specific examples for each of the different age groups.

Who are these experts?

All our experts are well-known and highly respected in their fields, and have published books, some of which are international bestsellers. Most of them are also practicing clinicians, psychologists, professors and counselors with years (if not decades) of experience working with parents and/or kids. And all of them are also parents, so they know both professionally and personally what it takes to turn all that knowledge into practical strategies that busy parents can put to use right away!

If you are looking for the most practical, research-backed, well-organized information that can help your whole family thrive, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything like this anywhere else.

What format are the masterclasses available in?

Each masterclass comes with streaming video and downloadable audio. Additionally, each masterclass also includes either a printable transcript or a summary. 

Do all masterclasses have closed captions?

All the masterclasses from our current year's conference have closed captions. We do NOT have closed captioning available on masterclasses from previous years. (If this is important to you, please let us know, and we will add it to our to-do list and get it done.)

Where are the masterclasses held?

All masterclasses are pre-recorded and accessed online. You can watch them from wherever you are. All you need is a Smart device such as a phone, touchpad or computer, and Internet access. That's it. You're all set.

What time (and time zone) are the masterclasses scheduled for?

All our masterclasses are pre-recorded and available in the Academy member area ALL THE TIME. So you can watch any masterclass you want at any time that's most convenient for you!

How do I access the masterclasses?

When you join the AFineParent Academy, you will INSTANTLY receive an email with a link to the member area along with your username and password. Use these to login, and you will have FULL access to all our masterclasses for as long as you stay a member.

How do I join the community and the support calls?

When you join the AFineParent Academy, you will receive the details to join our private Facebook community group for just the Academy members.


And on the 1st of each month, you will receive an email with a list of all the calls we have scheduled for the month. All our calls happen via Zoom. You can register for as few or as many of the calls as you like depending on what your schedule permits. (We will add the recordings of the Q&A calls to the Academy member area for those who can't join us live.)

How much time do I need to set aside for the Academy each week?

As much or as little as you want!


The Academy is designed to fit your schedule. 


Folding laundry? Play a masterclass as you fold so you're caught up on a book while you finish up a chore! You can do the same thing while exercising, on long commutes, dog walks and more.


Got a few minutes till the baby wakes up, or kids get back from school? Open up the members-only private group and catch up with your new BFFs.


Have an hour you can set aside for personal growth each week? Add our Q&A calls to your calendar. The plan is to have one per week, alternating between Live Q&A calls, Parenting Support Circle calls, watch parties and more. We will change it based on what the community (i.e., you) wants. 


Mix and match things any way that fits your life. That is the beauty of the Academy!

Meet Your Host

Hi, My name is Sumitha, and I am a regular parent like most of you.


Before I had my daughter, I honestly didn't give much thought to parenting. After all, parents have done this for ages... how hard can it be, right? 


Oh, how naive I was!

My daughter challenges me every step of the way. She is my utmost joy one minute and a source of abject exasperation the next. Raising her has made me come face to face with the depth of my character and the shallowness of it. I revel in my strengths one moment, and the next, I'm moved to tears by my weaknesses.

In 2013 I started AFineParent.Com to make sense of it all.

Since then, I've been fortunate to connect with a lot of experts who have dedicated their lives to studying different sub-topics in parenting, self-growth and psychology.

In 2017 I started hosting the annual Positive Parenting Conference to bring those experts to you.

And in 2020, we're launching the AFineParent Academy to take this to the next level – connect you with these experts, and each other, in ways that make real transformations happen in your families, just as it has in mine.

I know you’ll find as much value in joining our Academy as we do in bringing it to you!

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