Beyond Discipline: A Chat With Dr. Laura of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

Written by Lauren Wayne on December 3rd, 2012

Gentle Discipline

We were so happy to host a live chat this past week with Dr. Laura Markham, author of Aha Parenting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.

If you missed the chat, you can listen to it here:

NPN Live Call with Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura introduced her book on gentle discipline and then fielded questions from callers on gentle discipline topics. She discussed how to set boundaries, how to encourage good eating habits, how to defuse sibling rivalry, how to connect with older children, and more.

Dr. Laura’s speaking tone and advice are empathetic yet effective. This is how our reviewer, Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama, described it in terms of Dr. Laura’s book:

First, while Dr. Laura does not talk down to the reader, she doesn’t present information in some esoteric, can’t-wrap-your-brain-around-it way, either. She is clear and gentle, yet effective in the research and methodology she outlines in the book. Basically, she speaks to your heart in a way that gets it to open up without making you feel horrible about your past shortcomings as a parent.

Be sure to enter our giveaway for Dr. Laura’s book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. It ends December 15 and is open worldwide, so enter now to win a copy!

And if you missed last week’s call, you can join Dr. Laura again on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, when she joins Dionna of Code Name: Mama to talk about Regulating Your Own Emotions. Your own emotional wholeness will determine how deeply you can connect with your child. Dr. Laura will discuss how we can work on ourselves so that we can respond appropriately to and connect with our children.

The call is free of charge. To participate, simply dial the number below a few minutes before 10pm EST on November 28 and/or December 4, and enter the access code.

Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0800
Access Code: 583643#

About The Author: Lauren Wayne

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Lauren Wayne is a co-founder of Natural Parents Network. She works and writes at home with her husband, Crackerdog Sam, and their sons, Mikko and Alrik. Lauren blogs about natural and attachment parenting at Hobo Mama, offers reviews and giveaways of natural parenting products at Hobo Mama Reviews, and gives a behind-the scenes look at blogging and writing at Lauren co-hosts the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting and is the author of Poetry of a Hobo Mama: The First Three Years, The Natural Parent's Guide to Babywearing, and What Will We Learn Today? You can find Lauren on Twitter, Facebook, her , her Google+ page, and Pinterest.

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