Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids


9780399160288

Dr. Laura Markham
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
(Perigee, November 2012)

Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers through tweens. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

“Dr. Laura is always tuned in to what kids need so they can thrive, and what moms and dads need so they can parent well. If you want to feel more confident and peaceful as a parent, this is the book. Dr. Laura helps you understand what drives your child’s behavior, and gives you the practical tools to change it.”
–Elizabeth Pantley, author of twelve parenting books including The No Cry Sleep Solution

“If you’re a parent who has been trying hard with your child, with mixed results, read this book. Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids can change your parenting life. Dr. Laura Markham shares an invaluable set of insights that are new to the world of parenting. She will show you how to deliver your love and guidance in a truly nurturing way, and how to avoid parental burn-out in the process.”
–Patty Wipfler, Founder of Hand-in-Hand.org

“The Aha! moment in Dr. Laura Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids is that attachment isn’t just for babies. Attachment provides the foundation for the growing child to learn emotional intelligence, empathy, and responsibility while he masters his environment. Dr. Laura teaches by example, holding parents with compassion as she gives them priceless, easy to use strategies to create a secure, healthy attachment with their child.”
–Lysa Parker & Barbara Nicholson, Founders of Attachment Parenting International, and authors of Attached at the Heart