hi,I’m Avital.(pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal)
I’m a mindful parenting coach, childhood designer, and mother. My work is dedicated to empowering intentional, imperfect parents (like you and me!) who face chaos, clutter, and conflict, through online tools to reclaim peace, presence and play for your family.
Free Online Training
Transform Your Relationship to one of Respect, Connection & Teamwork (without dragging your partner to a single therapy session). This FREE online training is for peaceful parents like you who want to become Peaceful Partners.
Free Peaceful Tantrums ClassTake the Peaceful Tantrums Class to be a Peaceful Parenting Ninja in the face of the WORST Tantrums. It’s The Parenting Junkie’s Guide to managing the worst tantrums without punishing, bribing, yelling or counting to three.
My work is dedicated to inspiring intentional parents, like you and me, to Love and enjoy the practice of parenting through peace, play, and presence.Hint: there’s no such thing as perfect parenting. You’re doing great.
Free Childhood Design Guide
Discover how you CAN transform your home into a Play Inducing Haven. In this guide of 10 Easy Steps you’ll learn how to lay the foundation to presence, play and peace in your own home.
Find the episodes on the exact issue that’s troubling you – From how to teach your baby to sleep to whether or not you should use consequences, there are hundreds of episodes that will inspire, validate and encourage you on this parenting journey.
Courses & Memberships
Don’t let your anxieties, your past or your cultural norms hold you back from being the parent you’re meant to be. From learning how to set limits without yelling, punishing, bribing or counting to three – to learning how to design a home environment that induces deep, independent, therapeutic play in your child. From solving sibling conflicts without tension to reestablishing a deep connection with your partner and coparent – The Parenting Junkie courses are designed for busy parents who don’t want to look back and wonder where the time went.
“The moment I watched the first video (and video after video thereafter) I felt connected to everything she was saying. They changed my life and I am forever grateful.”
“Her voice is a collection of countless experts, sprinkled with her own understanding and experiences as a mother.”
“I felt like I stumbled upon a gold mine when I discovered your channel! I have been able to learn so much from listening to your videos, and I definitely wanted to buy your course when it first came out.”
“With your help I have learned (and still practicing) empathy toward my son and compassion for myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I watch your videos almost every day. They help me stay focused on my goal of loving parenting.”
“I absolutely love Avital’s approach and outlook on life and parenting. She always knows exactly what to say, without casting judgement upon any of the parents’ opinions and parenting decisions. I love her metaphors and explanations she uses throughout her videos.”
“Your videos have completely rewired my approach to parenting.”
“I watch or have your videos playing in the background almost every day. They help me stay focused on my goal of loving parenting.”
When you support your kids, you support kids in need.
The Parenting Junkie pledges to support important change in the world
by donating a percentage of profits to children in need.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Author of The Conscious Parent
and Out of Control
“A WONDERFUL concept. So many parents need this kind of instruction! Avital’s work opens up an emotionally intelligent dialogue for parents to focus on approaching parenting consciously.”
Dr. Laura Markham
Author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings
“Watch The Parenting Junkie to keep peaceful parenting top of mind for you. Avital offers sound, smart advice that will shift the parenting paradigm to a deeper, more mindful approach.”
STOP! Elf on a Shelf
It's time to Ditch the ELF! This Christmas Tradition is a misguided use of rewards and punishments to manipulate children's behavior.
How to Raise Grateful Children (10 Tips for Teaching Gratitude)
10 tips to teach children gratitude and appreciation