Dr. Markham's Radio Show:
Secrets of Happy Parents
Dr. Markham's radio show isn't on the air right now, but you can download several months of her favorite past shows right here at Aha! Parenting.com. When you click on "Download" below, your browser will open another window and begin playing the show. If you want to download the show to your computer, just right-click on the "download" button and choose "save as."
Instead of Medicating and Punishing
Guest: Laurie A. Couture, author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the causes of our children’s acting out behavior by parenting and educating the way nature intended
Guest: Laurie A. Couture, author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the causes of our children’s acting out behavior by parenting and educating the way nature intended.
Topics covered include:
· How to avoid misbehavior by raising children with their needs in mind
· The connection between attachment parenting and brain development
· When is it appropriate to medicate a child diagnosed with ADHD?
· What are the optimal growing conditions for a child?
· Homeschooling and unschooling theories: when school becomes a negative environment
· Parenting an adopted child who comes from an abusive background
Aha Parenting Moment: Sometimes humans just need to cry.
Listener Question: When toddlers hit their peers.
Secrets of Happy Parents: How NOT to sweat the small stuff.
Guest Bio: Laurie works as a licensed mental health counselor for children and families, as well as a consultant, parenting educator, writer, public speaker and children's rights activist. She is a board member of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education and a contributor to Life Learning Magazine, Kindred Magazine, Mothering.com and several other publications and websites. She mentors a disadvantaged teen and has previously worked in the fields of social work and early childhood education. She unschools her 15 year old son, Brycen. Her book was chosen as a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book-of- the-Year Awards in 2009.