Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids - Laura Markham

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

By Laura Markham

  • Release Date: 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 3.5
From 90 Ratings


A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids

Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish.

This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years.

If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.


  • Worth reading

    By Beety143
    I have already found this book helpful even before I finished reading it. I can see a dramatic difference in my child already. I only gave it four stars instead of five, because I wish there had been more detail on implanting these ideas. I'd have liked more scenarios and most of all more information on dealing with kids around age 8 or 9. This is a great read though, and I'm so glad I found it! Definitely, a great way to get started on changing your parenting to a more empathetic style.