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Scott Noelle


Scott Noelle is a life coach and the author of The Daily Groove: How to Enjoy Parenting… Unconditionally!  Since 2006, he has been sharing practical parenting wisdom through the free Daily Groove mailing list, online at

Scott believes that children are innately good and that a natural, partnership style of parenting is the best way to foster their goodness. He teaches parents how to avoid coercive, control-oriented parenting methods by focusing on four positive pathways to power — Partnership, Authenticity, Trust, and Heart — an approach he calls PATH Parenting.

Scott became a parent in 1997, and later that year he collaborated with Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept, to bring her continuum parenting principles to the internet. It was Jean’s insights into human nature — based on living with indigenous hunter-gatherers in the Amazon jungle for several years — that most influenced Scott’s early parenting and led to his current career as a coach and writer.

Scott is also a founding member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, which advocates allowing children to learn and grow naturally, without imposed schooling, by supporting their self-educative instincts.

He lives in Portland, Oregon (USA), with his partner Beth Noelle and their two children, ages 17 and 21.

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