Sun Valley Community School Parents’ Association will host a virtual book discussion via Zoom with best-selling author Dr. Laura Markham on February 18 at 6:00 p.m. (MST). The discussion is the second in the Parents’ Association’s 2020-21 Book + Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the community. Guests are encouraged (but not required) to read Markham’s best-selling book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting in advance of the discussion.
Guests can go to communityschool.org/news/events for the Zoom link to join the meeting. The Book + Speaker Series is a new program offered by the Parents’ Association. New York Times Bestselling author Jessica Lahey spoke in December and Dr. Michele Borba is scheduled for April 29.
About the Book
Published in 2012, Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting is 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.”
About the Author
Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University, but she’s also a mom, so she understands kids — and parents! She uses her Ph.D. to translate proven science and child-development research into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want.
Dr. Laura Markham is the author of three best-selling books:
- Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
- Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life
- The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids WORKBOOK
The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura Markham makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for thousands of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine. 150,000 parents subscribe to her weekly Parenting Tips and her Facebook and Twitter have large and active followings who are engaged in applying her ideas. She writes a weekly coaching post to a rapidly growing list of over 130,000 subscribers.
Her relationship-based parenting model, which she calls “Peaceful Parenting,” is research-based and parent-tested. She’s helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find transformative solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is the proud parent of two happy, kind, responsible and accomplished young adults who were raised with Peaceful Parenting.