Dr. Markham's Radio Show: "Secrets of Happy Parents"

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

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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.


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