About Us

The Institute for Transformative Parenting is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 2015 to educate the public, particularly parents, about child development and behavior, and best practices in parenting and child care.

The Institute for Transformative Parenting seeks to promote the development of deep levels of communication, understanding, and respect between parents and children. We teach parents how to recognize children’s needs and desires, and how to best support and encourage their healthy development.

By engaging with children in this way, children develop enhanced curiosity, empathy, and self-confidence, while adults find a path to greater awareness, compassion, and empowerment.

Transformative Parenting® is a unique approach, founded on clear, simple psychological principles, which promotes positive communication and secure attachment between parent and child, while helping parents toward a path of self-discovery and empowerment. While sharing similarities with Maria Montessori’s work, Transformative Parenting® focuses on the newborn and toddler years, and is based on its own, easy to understand theoretical framework.

By promoting the theory and practice of Transformative Parenting®, the Institute seeks to change the experience of childhood and parenting for millions of people, and transform the world into a happier, more diverse, and more fulfilling place for all of us!

We promote Transformative Parenting® through this website, social media, and book sales. Dr. Haas also gives lectures, and parenting workshops to parents and educators. He is happy to talk about Transformative Parenting® on radio, TV, or just about anywhere! Use the Contact Us link above or send us an email to discuss details.

There are many ways you can help!

Tax-deductible donations can be made through PayPal’s Charitable Giving Fund (lower fees), or directly (faster) through the donate button at the bottom of this page.
Sign up for the Amazon Smiles program, and elect to support the Institute for Transformative Parenting.
Buy Dr. Haas’ book on Transformative Parenting® from us. (Although its also available through Amazon, eBay, and your local bookstore if you prefer.)
Finally, if you are able to volunteer time, skills, or ideas, we would love to hear from you! Email: volunteer@transformativeparenting.org!