About Dr. Laura Markham

Laura Markham, PhD, is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling & Start Connecting now available for pre-order on Amazon. She trained as a clinical psychologist at Columbia University. But she's also a mom, so she translates proven science into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want. Dr. Laura's connection-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones.

You can find her online at, the website supplying Aha! Moments to parents of babies through teens. Dr. Laura makes frequent TV and radio appearances and serves as an expert for Mothering Magazine, and a number of other web sites. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Digital Class - Happily Ever After: How to Create a Terrific Parenting Partnership
5 modules PLUS a live RECORDED Q&A with Dr. Laura
Value $250
This Self-Paced Class offers you five immediately downloadable audio modules accompanied by transcripts, so you can read as well as listen. The class is topped off by a live telephone consultation in which you will speak directly to Dr. Laura Markham and ask her your own personal question! This course will help you transform your relationship by giving you tools and strategies that really work, to connect better, regulate your own emotions better, and handle conflict in a healthy way. Let Dr. Laura help you help you stop fighting, start connecting, and create the relationship of your dreams, today.

#1- "I've Got Your Back"
Introduction to the course. You'll learn:
  • Should You Fight In Front of Your Kids?
  • When You Disagree about What's Best for Your Child
  • Why Are Parenting Partnerships So Hard?
  • How To Stop Blaming Each Other
  • Why Working on Your Romantic Partnership Is Worth It
  • Quick Tips for a Terrific Relationship
#2 - How To Create a Terrific Parenting Team
Creating a strong marriage can be tough enough. Parenting together adds a whole new layer of challenges. You'll listen to this jam-packed audio over and over, as you learn:
  • 5 Secrets to Build a Strong Marriage
  • The Myths you need to challenge about married with kids to have a strong relationship.
  • Predictors of Happy Couples vs Divorce from Marriage Researchers
  • Strategies that work for the tough conversations and problem-solving
  • Intervening respectfully when you don't like how your spouse is treating your child.
  • When you have different parenting styles.
#3 - Handling Conflict So It Brings You Closer
Conflict is a part of every human relationship. So how can you make sure your conflicts actually work out your differences in healthy ways, rather than tearing your relationship apart? In this ground-breaking audio, Dr. Laura walks you through the five steps to transform your conflict with your spouse -- and transform your relationship. You'll learn:
  • The 5-Step Process for Healthy Conflict
  • How to Express Your Needs So It's More Likely They'll Be Met
  • Expressing Your Truth without Criticizing Your Partner
  • Strategies that work for the tough conversations and problem-solving
  • How to Melt Resentments
#4 - Regulate Your Emotions -- And Transform Your Relationship
If you've ever had a fight with your partner, you know why regulating your own emotions is essential to fighting fair, working things through, and making up. In this audio, you'll learn:
  • Why regulating your emotions is the key to transforming your relationship
  • The 3 Secrets to Regulating Your Emotions
  • Understanding Emotion
  • The Simple, Effective Process to Manage Your Anger
  • What If You Really Believe You're Right & Your Partner is Wrong?
#5 - How To Stay Connected To Your Partner When You're Sleep Deprived and the Kids Are Screaming
Once you have a child, it's so easy to start feeling disconnected from your partner. But connection is essential for a good relationship, or even just to live in peace together. It's also essential modeling for your child. In this audio, you'll learn:
  • The 3 Commitments that Build a Strong Relationship
  • How to Balance the Needs of Everyone In the Family
  • Marriage Maintenance: Activities to Grease the Gears of Everyday Life and Help You Stay Connected
  • Connection Games to Increase Oxytocin, Communication & Laughter
  • How To Connect When You and Your Partner Feel Miles Apart

Parenting Attachment
Help Your Child WANT to Behave eBook
Value $8.99
Would you like to try a more gentle form of discipline but you aren't sure how? Parents who spank, yell, or use timeouts and "consequences" as threats are often disbelieving when they hear that there are families who never hit, never use timeouts, and rarely raise their voices to their children.

But you shouldn't need to use these methods of discipline, and if you're using them now, you'll probably be quite relieved to hear that not only can you wean yourself away from them, but your children will be better behaved as a result.

In this 90 page workbook, you'll develop your own plan to put positive discipline to work in your house.
Parenting Attachment

Communication 101 eBook
Value $5.99
Fewer than half of all sixth graders describe their family communication as positive. Worse yet, only 22% of high school seniors do. Most tweens and teens regretfully report that there are things about which they can’t talk with their parents. Why? Either because their parents won’t listen, won’t understand, or will over-react.

But believe it or not, there are parents whose kids talk to them, and even ask their advice -- including teenagers.

This easy-to-read 30 page E-Book gives you specific step by step strategies and support, so that you can be one of those parents.
Parenting Attachment

One Minute a Day to Inspired Parenting eBook
Value $9.99
This 103 page E-book of Daily Inspirations is guaranteed to make you a more inspired parent – and a happier person. These are the same daily inspirations you know and love, in ebook form.

The book is designed in bite-sized inspirations. Read a nugget each day, or dive in at random and trust that the page you turn to will have exactly what you need at that moment.

Each moment gives us a new chance to change directions. Even if we change our reaction to only a few things that happen today, we’ll find ourselves heading in a new direction. Before we know it, we’re in a whole new landscape.


Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First
Zen and the Art of Parenting
How to Manage Your Emotions So Your Child Will Too
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
Help Your Child WANT to Behave
Children Learn What They Live
Course Correction
You Have the Most Important Job on the Planet
Parenting Attachment

10 Audio Downloads
Value $10.99 each – a value of $110
Why Praise Sabotages Your Child – and What To Say Instead Why "You're so smart!" sabotages your child's academic progress...Why Praise hurts your child -- and what to say instead...How to give your child feedback that helps her take responsibility for herself... How to give feedback without criticizing.

Beyond Discipline - Raising a Child Who WANTS to Behave. Ready to move beyond punishment? Want to get out of the discipline business altogether? You'll be happy to know that kids raised with empathic limits instead of discipline are better behaved, and happier!

How to Stop Yelling at Your Child It isn't easy to stop yelling. You can desperately want to, and still find yourself hurting your child and driving him away. But if you know that you want to stop yelling, I assure you that it's completely possible -- no matter how ingrained it is.

How to Stop Yelling at Your Child -Part 2 By Popular Demand! Part 2 of How to Stop Yelling: Managing Your Own Emotions

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child. Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they're young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens & young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they're almost impervious to peer pressure

Connecting with Your Child. Your relationship with your child is not only the most important part of parenting. It's what makes it possible to parent effectively. Here's How.

The Secret of Setting Effective Limits. Everything you need to know to set limits that guide your children but keep them connected and cooperative.

Positive Parenting Your Terrible, Terrific, Toddler! So your precious infant has somehow grown into a walking (or at least toddling), talking (or at least trying to string three words together) human being, who enchants you with his big heart and drives you crazy with his mule-headedness.

Social Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers. How to bully-proof your child.... When your child is the bully.....How to help your child learn empathy.....Why insisting on sharing is bad for your child, and what to do instead...... Handling daily life conflicts between kids.

Friends for Life: How You Can Help Your Kids Develop a Great Relationship. Heal sibling rivalry to help your children develop a deep, close, lasting bond....Help your kids learn how to work it out themselves....Tools, tips and strategies for living peacefully.

“It was so helpful to talk to you about my relationship with my husband. I can honestly say our relationship is 100% better -- and still getting better as we use your advice. Thank you!”
Karen Tate
"My entire family dynamic has positively changed, and I attribute it mostly to Dr. Laura Markham and I suspect you will not think it corny when I say you are changing the world"
Jennifer Andersen,
"Your daily emails are the ones I read first and gobble them up. Thank you for all you do. You have saved me on a number of occasions."
Bridget Mercay
"You have enabled me to change myself, something I never thought I could do. You really taught me to reflect on who I was first...Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
Kimberley Price,
“This is an amazing parenting website. The advice is the most compassionate, down to earth advice I have come across, for all age groups.”
Jennifer Finkenberg
“Every single article that appears on my facebook newsfeed from Dr. Laura Markham at Aha! Parenting is something I want to share with everyone I know. I'm so thankful!”
Katherine Field
“I just love your daily emails! You inspire me with your insights and everything you say makes so much sense! -Andrea Ludvik Really the best insight on parenting I know”
Jonathan Schoff
"Dr. Laura Markham of has a book coming out in November - Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. I am thrilled. Her work has made an enormous difference in my parenting."
Gina Osher, the Twin Coach