Author(s): Laura Markham
Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children change only when their relationship with their parents changes. When parents develop an empathic understanding that allows them to see things from the child's perspective, real change can take place for the good. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), this approach eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits, with empathy and communication. In PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS readers are given step-by-step guides and practical tools to transform their parenting in a positive, proven way.
PUBLICATION FEBRUARY 2013
"Parents, this is the book we've all been waiting for. Dr. Laura Markham's compassion, wisdom, common sense, love and understanding radiates in each carefully chosen word, example and suggestion throughout this well-written, easy-to-read, delicious book on peaceful parenting. From her chapter on effectively managing anger, 'Listen to your anger, rather than act on it, ' to my favorite quote, 'Your child is acting like a child because he is one, ' you'll know you've found your parenting bible. Thank you, Dr. Markham." -- Rev. Susan Nason, Parent Educator and Consultant
Dr. Laura Markham is a clinical psychologist specialising in child development and parenting. She is the founder of AhaParenting.com. She writes for various parenting websites and runs a private family practice. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two teenage children.