ABOUT Raising Parents & Linda Clement


Helping parents thrive with information, support, and insight

Linda Clement, director, parenting coach and author, former La Leche League Leader and fastpitch softball umpire, and occasional doodler, offers a quirky, insightful view of children and childrearing. From a philosophy of respect for kids to lifelong learning in fields from child development and neurobiology to meditation and nutrition, Linda helps parents see through the cultural clutter for what kids (and parents, and families and communities) really need.


The mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to one small grandson, Linda wrote her first book, The Way and the Power of Mothering, meditations on mothering, balance and the Taoist Way, as a new-mom present for her sister, Liz, upon the birth of Linda's niece, Gabrielle Grace. The original publication was hand-drawn, and it is now available ebook (Kindle) and paperback. All of Linda's books are available on our store. Read more of Linda's writing on her blog, the article reprints, or listen to her podcasts. .  .

Helping parents thrive, since 2002

Raising Parents Inc. began as a company offering parenting courses for parents who wanted to raise adults, rather than the children-walking-around-in-adult-bodies we so often see... the initial course titled Raising Adults, Not Kids offered 8 sessions of information and discussion about goal setting, avoiding common difficulties, recognizing kids' strengths and personalities, respecting children as people, and understanding human development. 


With an attachment-centric philosophy, Raising Parents has grown to publish books, podcasts, blogs, articles and online courses, in addition to offering live presentations on any parenting topic from helping kids understand money to kindly and effectively dealing with teens in crisis.


We also offer one-on-one parent coaching, helping moms and dads (and grandparents and guardians and co-parents and step-parents and sitters) reach their own highest standards, to be the best adult-raisers they can be for their families and communities.

Coming Later!

Covid-19 interference


Lazier Parenting ... chaotic to peaceful families



New E-Book, the long-requested

The Manual Your Child Came With, a parenting book about your child 

by Linda Clement 


do you wish your child came with a manual?

It turns out, your child did... you just didn't know, and didn't have instructions for how to read it...

Aida Zerlinne Alcid, MCHM, Bsc.N, MD
Linda Clement, SC

Aida Zerlinne Alcid, director of operations, is a natural-born entrepreneur, with a history of operating small businesses from before school age (recruiting and leading a sales team of neighbourhood children selling cake scraps from her family's bakery) to turning around a failing medical clinic, doubling her investment in under 2 years, just prior to emigrating to Canada. 

Aida is a Nellie Kellog scholar and former ICRC medical field officer and Philippines Red Cross blood bank physician and rural health physician (in the surfing capital of the Philippines), clinical nurse instructor, beauty queen and supermodel (stage name: Ida) with a passion for helping others succeed.

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