Markham turns some commonly touted advice on its head, but not without first building a convincing case for her assertion that peaceful parenting is based upon unconditional love and connection. In this compassionate yet practical text, Markham deftly leads parents down a gentler, kinder path to raising emotionally intelligent and happier children.
Those of you who are parents will appreciate that perfection is an ever-shifting mirage. But Dr. Laura Markham can bring you close. An angel in mufti, Dr. Laura has written a book that no parent can afford to be without, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Frankly, it should be handed out with every baby. Most parenting books focus on changing your child's behaviour; Laura's focuses on regulating your responses, staying connected, and coaching instead of controlling. "We all want to raise children with whom we stay close, children who adore us, children who carry on our legacy of love when we've gone," she writes. Because who ever enjoyed being controlled? So buy it as an early Christmas gift!
The best parenting book I've read - Dr. Laura Markham's new book...offers such comprehensive and practical and wise advice for raising children that I can't see a need for any other parenting book! Dr. Markham's basic premise is that if we maintain our connection with our children, then our relationship with them will transform, as will all the challenging issues that arise on the child-raising journey.
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.
How do kids learn empathy for other people and for non-human animals? By experiencing it themselves. Dr. Laura Markham's Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids is a welcome reminder to parents to be more compassionate with themselves, so they can foster better brain development in their children. Practical and parent-friendly, she gives step-by-step examples of how frustrating daily situations can be resolved so children flourish emotionally. The perfect new baby gift to support parents in raising children who become good citizens of the global community.
Having Dr. Laura Markham on your bedside table is like having an angel on your shoulder, whispering useful secrets in your ear.
This is THE book that was missing from my repertoire of gentle parenting resources. This is THE book that I read two times in a row while barely coming up for air. The is THE book that has actually showed me, in a palatable manner, how to be the patient, non-voice-raising mama I knew I could be.
Dr. Markham insists that we start by looking inward. Your world reflects you. My own mother has always told me this and I have resisted, but Markham has plenty of evidence to show it's true. Peaceful Parent, Happy kids...offers really solid advice on becoming a better parent and person.
Dr. Markham's sensible and loving approach to parenting is a must-read for all those who have or work with children. It boils down to one simple principle: We need to control ourselves and connect with our children. Those who appreciate the wisdom of attachment parenting and genuinely want to parent from a place of love rather than fear will find practical guidance in this book.
Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids has two important ideas, and one revolutionary idea. Dr. Laura Markham’s guidance on fostering connection and coaching instead of controlling are the important ideas, and they can make a huge difference in your life as a parent. Her explanation of why parents need to regulate ourselves first—before we can help regulate our children--is the revolutionary idea. Read it and you’ll see why she calls her work ‘Aha! Parenting.’
A much needed resource for parents...encouragement and actionable advice for strengthening parents' connection with their children, and for taking care of themselves...Such a user friendly format for (often) weary parents.
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.
I read Dr. Laura every day and I can actually feel my brain being rewired. I sense myself making continual progress towards the mother I want to be. I'm learning to love myself unconditionally along the way, too.
Dr. Laura shows parents how their empathy can wire their child's brain for emotional regulation and happiness -- and a brighter future for humanity. A simple, revolutionary, message of love.
I found Aha! Parenting almost two years ago, at a point when I really needed it, and it turned things around for me in an instant. Every single article from Dr.Markham is helpful and inspiring. Her parenting advice is practical and effective, and comes from a place of the deepest love and respect. Her positive parenting strategies have been invaluable to me and they are at the core of who I am as a parent.
Based on her popular website, Dr. Markham has put together a solid how-to book for parents who feel their family has gotten out of control. Most of the advice is about changing the way we adults think and act–and once we step it up, our kids’ behavior will dramatically improve.She tailors her advice for parents who have babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children. The tone throughout is warm and fuzzy, but I know that her compassionate parenting ideas work.
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.
If you want to declare peace in your home, follow Dr. Laura Markham's original and authentic advice. With her emphasis on taking responsibility for our own emotional states as parents and connecting rather than controlling, Dr. Laura offers us suggestions that help us to create strong relationships with our children. If we all followed Dr. Laura's advice, we would indeed change the world.
I love Laura Markham's sensible, informed, calm and warm approach. She is one of only a very tiny handful I would consider a 'real parenting expert'. If you are a fan of the Aha!Parenting.com website then this book will quickly become your new childcare bible!
You can be a more peaceful and effect parent, says Dr. Laura Markham, who many of you know through her popular website, Aha Parenting. Her new book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, is full of encouragement and easy-to-apply advice to help you raise happy, emotionally healthy, self-discipline kids. Underlying Markham’s advice are three big ideas: (1) the importance of managing our own emotions and actions as parents. (2) how children thrive when they feel connected and understood, and (3) how coaching instead of controlling helps kids deal with their feelings and make wise choices. You’ll find suggestions throughout the book for nuts and bolts ways to put these ideas into practice as your child moves through each developmental stage.