Event Details

Common Ground Speaker Series
Trinity School - 2650 Sand Hill Road - Menlo Park, CA

Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids - Laura Markham, PhD

Based on the latest research on brain development and clinical experience, Dr. Laura Markham will share how fostering an emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you can cultivate a parenting style that doesn't resort to threats, bribes, nagging or punishment. Parents know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to raising children as they move through the various developmental stages. Each stage comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Dr. Markham will explain the crucial necessity to always stay calm, parent with healthy limits, and provide empathy and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Parents will learn to grow and evolve alongside their children's own growth and development.

Dr. Laura Markham trained as a clinical psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University. She is the author of the highly successful Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings. The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Markham also serves as a parenting expert for many other websites, such as Psychology Today and Mothering.com. She has made numerous radio and TV appearances and has been featured in articles by The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Newsday, and Parents Magazine.