Conference Planners love Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura is in high demand by schools, conferences and parent education groups across the United States because parent audiences love her. 

"I was deeply moved by her ability to personally connect with parents, instill trust, confidence and wisdom. I'm confident she impacted the parenting skills of each eager and attentive parent." - Amy Donohue, Carmel Public Library Foundation, Carmel, CA

“It was truly a pleasure to work with Dr. Laura, who is so very well organized and professional. Our attendees rated Dr. Laura as a fantastic, inspiring speaker, who gave a great presentation with a wealth of valuable, practical, parenting advice." - Nancy Peplinsky, Founder, Holistic Moms Network

"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." -- Martha Edwards, Ackerman Institute for the Family

"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." - Kelly Bartlett, Parent Educator, Portland, OR

"In the days following your talk, I personally had countless interactions with other mothers during drop-off & pick-up at preschool, at the park, in the grocery store, through texts, etc. about how inspiring and empowering your work is....Most of these individuals have NO idea that I instigated your appearance here; they are simply excited to share with someone in the community the treasure trove of information they have discovered in your work. Weeks later, other mothers continue to tell me how they routinely look up solutions to common parenting problems on your website and how the approaches they've tried are working." - Nicole Dresch, Holistic Moms Network, Monterey Bay, CA

"In person Dr. Laura was as engaging and accessible as her book, offering personal anecdotes and insights throughout the evening.  Unlike other models which remind you of all your failings as a parent, Dr. Laura celebrates the hard work of parenting with compassion and helpful suggestions. "  - Lisa Smith, Hawthorne Montessori

"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. - Linda Eber, LCSW, Sephardic Community Center

What's Different About Dr. Laura

1. Life Changing Q and A

Dr. Laura always includes a long Q and A, which is especially valued by parents.  Since everyone wants to ask questions about their children, this builds attendance. As Dr. Laura answers questions from audience members, she coaches parents with her trademark warmth, compassion and insight, toward solutions that transform their relationships with their children.  Parents leave inspired, feeling good about themselves, their children, and the future, with a concrete plan to transform their family life. 

2. Evidence-based expertise combined with Mom-in-the-trenches experience

Dr. Laura understands child development and makes it easy for parents to understand, too.  But she also knows how hard it is to be a parent, because she has an 18 year old and a 22 year old.  Having helped thousands of parents restore harmony to their homes, Dr. Laura knows how to help.  She gives parents hands-on tools to help kids WANT to cooperate, so parents can enjoy their children more.

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.

Speaking Topics

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

How To Help Children WANT To Cooperate
Without Yelling, Bribes, Threats or Punishment

If this is your first time inviting Dr. Laura to speak to your organization, this is the talk you want!
  • What research shows about how children develop self-¬≠discipline.
  • Why children misbehave -- and how to help them WANT To Cooperate without yelling, threats, bribes or consequences.
  • The four power tools you can use to connect with children and help them with their emotions.
  • Why yelling and timeouts actually cause more misbehavior.
  • How you can create the relationship you want with your child.

How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life

  • Understanding the factors that worsen Sibling Rivalry.
  • The five things parents can do to minimize sibling friction.
  • How to teach children to communicate their needs -- without attacking each other.
  • Sharing: Teaching Generosity.
  • When and how to intervene in sibling fights.
  • Best practices to support your children to develop a close sibling relationship.

Mindfulness for Professionals Who Work with Children

(This workshop can be adapted for parents.)

  • What is Mindfulness and what does it have to do with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
  • Emotions 101: The secrets no one teaches us about anger, tears and healing.
  • Handling your emotional triggers in the moment and healing them permanently.
  • Mindfulness practices for everyday life. 
  • Helping kids manage their emotions, so they can manage their behavior.

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.
  • Why rewards, praise & punishment all sabotage children.
  • What science tells us about how kids develop high self-esteem and resilience.

Recent Talks


International Gentle Parenting Conference, Cambridge, England

Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education, Northampton, MA

San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, SF, CA

Norfolk Children’s Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Ackerman Family Institute, NY, NY

City of Irvine Child Care Coordination Training, Irvine, CA

La Leche League of the Sunshine State, Daytona Beach, FLA

La Leche League of Canada National Conference, ON, CA

West Chester School District, West Chester, PA

Holistic Moms Network National Conference, Montclair, NJ

Speakers for Parents in Cooperative Education, Redwood City, CA

Parents Education League, LA, CA

Tampa Bay Birth Network, Tampa Bay, FLA

Beit Rabban Synagogue, NY, NY

Congregation Beth Israel & Pachie’s Place, San Diego, CA

Partnership for Awareness, San Marino, CA

Parents Education League of Los Angeles

Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference

Golden Gate Mothers Group, SF, CA

The Mulberry School, San Jose, CA

Discovery Charter School, San Jose, CA

Hawthorne Montessori School, Austin, TX

Bluebonnet Montessori School, Austin, TX

Rosie Posie Baby, Anaheim, CA

Bowery Babes, NY NY

Jersey City Moms MeetUp, Jersey City, NJ

Montessori Day School, Brooklyn, NY

PS 9, Brooklyn, NY

Cobble Hill Preschool, Brooklyn, NY

Casa Montessori, Brooklyn, NY

Holistic Moms Network, Parents Place & Monterey Bay Charter School, Monterey, CA

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.


Because Parents
Love Her! 

"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."

"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."

"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!"

“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.

“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.”