Speaking: Virtual and In-Person

Parenting Expert Dr. Laura Markham is in high demand by schools, conferences and parent education groups across the world, because parent audiences love her.
Whether your event is live or virtual, Dr. Markham will make it a success.


Why Audiences Love Dr. Laura Markham

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What's Different About Dr. Laura Markham?

Life-Changing Answers

Audiences are captivated by Dr. Laura Markham's highly interactive, humorous style. Parents love being able to ask questions about their children, which builds attendance. As Dr. Markham answers questions from audience members, she coaches parents with her trademark warmth, compassion and insight, toward practical 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.

Evidence-Based Expertise combined with Mom-in-the-Trenches Experience

Dr. Markham knows her research and understands child development, and she makes it easy for parents to understand too. But she also knows how hard it is to be a parent, because she's the mother of two young adults (who were raised with peaceful parenting!) Having helped thousands of parents restore harmony to their homes, Dr. Laura knows how to help. She gives parents hands-on tools they can implement today to help kids WANT to cooperate, so parents can enjoy their children more. Unlike other models which remind you of your failings as a parent, Dr. Laura Markham celebrates the hard work of parenting with compassion, inspiration and solutions.

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Speaking Topics - Live or Virtual

Parenting for Resilience in Tough Times (Virtual)

  • What our children most need from us during stressful times.
  • Parenting strategies to encourage resilience.
  • Tools you can use today to calm yourself and counter the overwhelm.
  • How to support your child's learning whether remote or in person.
  • How to handle discipline and emotion-coach in this unusual time.
  • 45 Minute Talk with 40 minute Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

  • Help your kids forge a close, lifelong sibling bond.
  • Foster a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting.
  • Create deep connections with each of your children, so that each truly believes you couldn't possibly love anyone else more.
  • Teach your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills.
  • 60 Minute Talk with 1 hour Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

  • Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is more important to your child’s success in life than IQ.
  • What the research says about how children develop Emotional Intelligence.
  • Helping kids manage their emotions, so they can manage their behavior.
  • Secrets every parent needs to know about crying and anger.
  • Managing your own emotions so your child learns to regulate his.
  • 60 Minute Talk with 1 hour Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

  • Why children misbehave -- and how to help them WANT To Cooperate without yelling, threats, bribes or consequences
  • What research shows about how children develop self-­discipline
  • 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
  • 60 Minute Talk with 1 hour Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Mindfulness Workshop for Parents

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • The secrets to stop yelling, shouting and parent tantrums.
  • When you get triggered: shifting your internal state in the moment
  • Guided meditations to heal your parenting
  • Working through emotional triggers so you don’t get triggered as often
  • Self Compassion Tools
  • Daylong Workshop tailored to your group includes Q and A throughout the day plus experiential mindfulness exercises.

Making the Transition to Peaceful Parenting Workshop

  • The Three Tools of Peaceful Parenting
  • Getting Your Partner On Board
  • Shifting from punishment to repair
  • Helping kids manage their emotions, so they can manage their behavior
  • Helping Kids WANT To Cooperate without Shouting, Threats or Punishment
  • Regulating Your Own Emotions
  • Daylong Workshop tailored to your group includes Q and A throughout the day to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Recent Speaking Events

Institute of Child Psychology

World Bank Parent Employees

International Gentle Parenting Conference, Cambridge, England

Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education, Northampton, MA

Oregon Psychological Association, Portland, OR (for Clinicians)

American Express Parents

Utah Foster Care Symposium

Santa Clara Valley Council Parent Participation Preschools Unplug & Play Conference

Norfolk Children’s Hospital, Norfolk, VA

Ackerman Family Institute, New York, NY

City of Irvine Child Care Coordination Training, Irvine, CA

Common Ground Speaker Series

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

La Leche League of Canada National Conference, Ontario, Canada

Brooklyn Early Childhood Director's Association

Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School

Wellesley Mothers Forum, Wellesley, MA

New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children

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

The Village for Families and Children

West Chester School District, West Chester, PA

Holistic Moms Network National Conference, Montclair, NJ

The Blue School, New York, NY

Speakers for Parents in Cooperative Education, Redwood City, CA

Parents Education League, Los Angeles, CA

Mom To Mom Arabia

Tampa Bay Birth Network, Tampa Bay, FL

Retail Industry Leaders Association Parents

Beit Rabban School, New York, NY

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

Cobble Hill Preschool, Brooklyn, NY

Casa Montessori, Brooklyn, NY

Bowery Babes, New York, NY

Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference

Parents Place, London

Children the Heart of the Matter Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Bucharest, Romania - Parent Talks & Parent Educator Training 

Beijing, China - Parent Talks & Parent Educator Training 

Golden Gate Mothers Group, San Francisco, CA

Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY

The Mulberry School, San Jose, CA

Discovery Charter School, San Jose, CA

Hawthorne Montessori School, Austin, TX

Bluebonnet Montessori School, Austin, TX

Resurrection Episcopal Day School, NY

PS 9, PS 154 and PS 321, Brooklyn, NY

Jersey City Moms MeetUp, Jersey City, NJ

Montessori Day School, Brooklyn, NY

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

Partnership for Awareness, San Marino, CA

Charlestown Nursery School, Boston Ma

Resurrection Episcopal Day School

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Canada