NAP Parenting (often referred to as Peaceful Parenting) is a style of parenting that adheres to the Non-Aggression Principle.

The NAP is an ethical stance which asserts that “aggression” is inherently illegitimate or immoral. Aggression is defined as the initiation of force against persons or property, the threat of such, or fraud upon persons or their property.

We aim to make the case for adopting this moral framework, and then focus on discussing its applications within the family.

We invite you to submit comments and criticisms to all of our posts in hopes that we can better each other and the lives of all children through honest conversation.

The case for NAP Parenting (in one page)

Here you’ll find our ‘manifesto’, a condensed argument for the NAP and its use in the home. A good place to start for newcomers.

Recent Posts

Screaming Child Gets Returned To ‘Naughty Step’ 67 Times! | Supernanny

"A different type of screaming and yelling I've never heard... It was breaking my heart to see him that way" says mom. Yes, that's the sound of a child losing his sense of trust and safety around his mother. This is how timeouts work, even ...
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Mr. Rogers Talks With Parents About Discipline

Yes, it's hard to talk about. This particular video isn't must-see TV, but it's interesting to note what's changed, what's stayed the same since the previous generation. People struggling with the usual problems, but they found a reason to come together and chat about it ...
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NCSA Parent/Teen Online Safety Survey

A survey of American teens age 13-17, tell us many teens have online activities and accounts without their parents’ knowledge. 60 percent say they have created an account that their parents were unaware of, such as on a social media site or for an app they wanted to use ...
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Love & Assertiveness

Love and Assertiveness are two sides of the same coin; one necessitates and depends on the other. Loving yourself requires asserting your rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Loving a partner requires assertiveness in creating and protecting an environment of honesty and communication ...
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Parenting With ABA

Follow the data. There's a whole field of applied science around behavior, and how we can encourage the best in ourselves and our children. Yes, you have vast power over your child. So use it wisely ...
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Utah Governor Signs Law Legalizing ‘Free-Range Parenting’

A step in the right direction, but something tells me compulsory education isn't going anywhere ...
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Refusal to go to school is a mental illness: AACAP

Did we learn nothing from the era of hospitalizing people who disagree? The following are direct quotes from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. When fears persist the parents and child should consult with a qualified mental health professional, who will work with ...
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We are a small group of writers, educators, and parents who are dedicated to living and spreading the NAP in homes around the world.

This issue effects people of all races, genders, and socio-economic statuses. We’ve all been children, and everyone’s childhood greatly influences their adulthood. Imagine a generation raised without being yelled at, stolen from, and hit by the people they love and depend on. Fortunately, this is a movement that we can all affect today, because it starts at home and among the families we’re already connected to.

We need your help. Please join us in the current frontier of the age-old fight for basic human rights for all people. We’re fighting for the group that can not fight for themselves, and whose lives we have the most control over. Join the conversation! We need your best arguments (for and against), and most passionate public efforts to create the groundswell of popular opinion that ends the acceptance of aggression toward children for good.