Why do Conference Planners love Dr. Laura?
Because Parents Love Her!
"All the parents were riveted. She understands what it's like when things are really hard, and she gives realistic, creative advice to make things better."
1. Life Changing
Dr. Markham answers questions from audience members, coaching parents with her trademark warmth, compassion and insight, to reach solutions that transform their relationships with their children. Parents leave moved and inspired, feeling good about themselves, their children, and the future, with a plan to change their home lives. Often described as the "Dear Abby" of parenting, Dr. Laura always includes a long Q and A, which is especially valued by parents.
2. Passionate Expertise
Dr. Laura Markham understands child development and makes it easy for parents to understand, too. But she also understands how hard it is to be a parent, because she has two teenagers. Having helped thousands of parents restore harmony to their homes, Dr. Markham knows how to help. She gives parents hands-on tools to coax good behavior out of their kids so parents can enjoy their children more.
Dr. Markham’s sessions are customized to fit each audience’s unique needs, from intimate lunch sessions to half-day workshops to keynotes.
Invite Dr. Laura Markham to speak to your group...Guaranteed to transform your parenting!
To inquire about a seminar, speaking presentation or workshop, contact Dr. Markham.
Dr. Laura Markham’s
Workshop & Speaking Topics
How to Get Kids Cooperating without Threats, Bribes or Consequences
- What the last thirty years of research tell us about the kind of discipline that helps kids turn out great.
- Why kids misbehave -- and how to help them WANT to behave.
- How to set effective limits -- and when it's ok to "give in."
- Why your relationship with your child is the most important factor in effective discipline.
- How to use play to get better behavior from your child.
What's Wrong with Rewards, Praise and Punishment?
- What makes a child successful?
- What science tells us about how kids develop high self-esteem.
- Why rewards & punishment both sabotage your kids.
- How to enforce high expectations without fighting with your child.
- How to give kids encouragement and positive feedback without the dangers of praise and rewards.
How to a Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child
- Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is more important to your child's success in life than IQ!
- How to give your child the tools of high EQ
- Helping kids manage their emotions, so they can manage their behavior.
- The secrets every parent needs to know about anger.
- Why it's good for your child to cry.
- Managing your own emotions so you can help your child learn to regulate his.
"Dr. Markham is a wonderful speaker (gentle, kind, smart, funny), so if she ever visits your area make sure to attend one of her seminars where you can ask specific questions about your life." - Jessica Mahajan
"So excited to see Dr Laura Markham speak in person. She's so calming, funny, encouraging." - Mrs. Gregginson
"I loved that Dr. Laura tells you what to do, step by step --- not just what not to do. Her advice is really working with my four year old."
"Even my husband loved it!"
"I have been using your suggestions since I saw you speak last week and everything has changed at our house. I am so grateful that I got to see you in person to ask my question."
"I feel like I know just what to do now with my very challenging son. Thank you!"
"Upon the announcement of Dr. Laura's visit, tickets started selling immediately. Two weeks into the promotion of the event, we sold out of the seating and had to move the presentation to accommodate more seating."
“You not only create a supportive environment for participants to share their personal questions, but you also offer sound, practical advice that they can take home and immediately implement with their families.”
“She is so confident and warm… she managed to address each of our concerns. She’s a wonderful teacher; so knowledgeable.”
"I liked the way the presenter, Dr. Laura Markham, explained child development in a new way, so I could see exactly what to do to make things better with my child."
"I loved the way you listened to all the parents, and answered our questions with such helpful suggestions. I learned so much and feel like I can be a much better mother now.
On behalf of myself and the Center for the Developing Child and Family, I want to thank you for another engaging and heart-warming presentation to our Parent Education Network. One of the things I appreciate so much about your work is its solid foundation in theory and research. And then, you have this wonderful way of conveying this information clearly and compassionately, using examples that every family can relate to....You are a true advocate for parents and their children.
-- Martha Edwards,
Director, Center for the Developing Child and Family
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Your skills are truly superb! You manage to provide individual attention, maintain group cohesiveness, and all the while, convey your knowledge with such warmth, patience and compassion. You not only create a supportive environment for participants to share their personal experiences, but you also offer sound, practical advice that they can take home and immediately implement with their families. Your parenting expertise is evident, and your graceful and calm demeanor, combined with excellent communication and inter-personal skills, models positive relationship building at its best. The change in some of the participants was palpable. One person said:
“It’s a blessing that we have been able to benefit from Dr. Laura’s knowledge. It’s helped me already, my relationship with my kids and husband has improved. I feel much more in control.”
Linda Eber, LCSW
Social Services Director
Sephardic Community Center