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Parenting Expert Dr. Laura Markham is in high demand
by schools, conferences and parent education groups across the world,
because parent audiences love her!

Whether your event is live or virtual, Dr. Markham will make it a success.


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What's Different About Dr. Laura Markham?

  1. Life-Changing Answers

    Audiences are captivated by Dr. Laura Markham's highly interactive, humorous style. Parents love being able to ask questions about their children, which builds attendance. As Dr. Markham answers questions from audience members, she coaches parents with her trademark warmth, compassion and insight, toward practical solutions that transform their relationships with their children. Parents leave inspired, feeling good about themselves, their children, and the future, with a concrete plan to transform their family life.

  2. Evidence-Based Expertise combined with Mom-in-the-Trenches Experience

    Dr. Markham knows her research and understands child development, and she makes it easy for parents to understand too. But she also knows how hard it is to be a parent, because she's the mother of two young adults (who were raised with peaceful parenting!) Having helped thousands of parents restore harmony to their homes, Dr. Laura knows how to help. She gives parents hands-on tools they can implement today to help kids WANT to cooperate, so parents can enjoy their children more. Unlike other models which remind you of your failings as a parent, Dr. Laura Markham celebrates the hard work of parenting with compassion, inspiration and solutions.

Speaking Topics - Live and Virtual


How To Help Kids WANT To Cooperate, without Yelling, Threats, Bribes or Punishment

  • Why children misbehave -- and why conventional punishment makes behavior worse.
  • What research shows about how children develop self-­discipline
  • Power tools you can use immediately to connect with children and help them with their emotions
  • Why yelling and timeouts actually cause more misbehavior
  • 60 Minute Talk with Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Parenting for Resilience in Tough Times

  • What our children most need from us during stressful times.
  • Parenting strategies to encourage resilience in children and teens.
  • Tools you can use today to build your own resilience, calm yourself and counter the overwhelm.
  • How to handle discipline and help your child WANT to cooperate when emotions run high.
  • 60 Minute Talk with Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

  • What the research says about how children develop Emotional Intelligence.
  • Why EQ is more important to your child’s success in life than IQ.
  • Secrets every parent needs to know about crying and anger.
  • Help your child grow a calmer nervous system, so they can manage emotions and behavior.
  • 60 Minute Talk with Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

  • Help your kids forge a close, lifelong sibling bond.
  • Foster a loving family culture that encourages laughter and minimizes fighting.
  • Create deep connections with each of your children, so that each truly believes you couldn't possibly love anyone else more.
  • Melt entrenched sibling resentment.
  • Teach your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills.
  • 60 Minute Talk with Q and A to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Mindfulness Workshop for Parents

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • The secrets to stop yelling, shouting and parent tantrums.
  • When you get triggered: shifting your internal state in the moment
  • Guided meditations to heal your parenting
  • Working through emotional triggers so you don’t get triggered as often
  • Self Compassion Tools
  • Daylong Workshop tailored to your group includes Q and A throughout the day plus experiential mindfulness exercises.

Making the Transition to Peaceful Parenting Workshop

  • The Three Tools of Peaceful Parenting
  • Getting Your Partner On Board
  • Shifting from punishment to repair
  • Helping kids manage their emotions, so they can manage their behavior
  • Helping Kids WANT To Cooperate without Shouting, Threats or Punishment
  • Regulating Your Own Emotions
  • Daylong Workshop tailored to your group includes Q and A throughout the day to help parents apply these ideas to their own families.

Recent Speaking Events

  • City of Irvine Child Care Coordination Training, Irvine, CA
  • Institute of Child Psychology
  • International Gentle Parenting Conference, Cambridge, England
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Oregon Psychological Association, Portland, OR (for Clinicians)
  • Santa Clara Valley Council Parent Participation Preschools Unplug & Play Conference
  • Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education, Northampton, MA
  • Santa Clara Valley Council Parent Participation Preschools Unplug & Play Conference
  • Brooklyn Early Childhood Directors Association
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
  • Norfolk Children’s Hospital, Norfolk, VA
  • American Express Parents
  • Elevate Parents (USAA)
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association Parents
  • Text Now
  • World Bank Parent Employees
  • Abu Dhabi - Parenthood: The Unconference.
  • Beijing, China - Parent Talks & Parent Educator Training.
  • Bucharest, Romania - Parent Talks & Parent Educator Training.
  • Canadian Women in Medicine Conference Keynote.
  • Children the Heart of the Matter Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • International Gentle Parenting Conference.
  • London - Westminster School (for Parents Place).
  • Mom To Mom Arabia.
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Canada.
  • South Africa- Arise for Children & Families
  • Ackerman Family Institute, New York, NY
  • Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference
  • Blue School, New York, NY
  • Beit Rabban School, New York, NY
  • Bluebonnet Montessori School, Austin, TX
  • Bowery Babes, New York, NY
  • Casa Montessori, Brooklyn, NY
  • Charlestown Nursery School, Boston Ma
  • Cobble Hill Preschool, Brooklyn, NY
  • Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School
  • Common Ground Speaker Series
  • Congregation Beth Israel & Pachie’s Place, San Diego, CA
  • Discovery Charter School, San Jose, CA
  • Enfield Family Resource Center
  • Golden Gate Mothers Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Hawthorne Montessori School, Austin, TX
  • Holistic Moms Network National Conference, Montclair, NJ
  • Jersey City Moms MeetUp, Jersey City, NJ
  • La Leche League of the Sunshine State, Daytona Beach, FL
  • La Leche League of Canada National Conference, Ontario, Canada
  • Monterey Bay Charter School
  • Montessori Day School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mulberry School, San Jose, CA
  • Parents Education League, Los Angeles, CA
  • Partnership for Awareness, San Marino, CA
  • PS 9, PS 154 and PS 321, Brooklyn, NY
  • Resurrection Episcopal Day School, NY
  • San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, San Francisco, CA
  • Speakers for Parents in Cooperative Education, Redwood City, CA
  • Tampa Bay Birth Network, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY
  • Utah Foster Care Symposium
  • Village for Families and Children
  • Wellesley Mothers Forum, Wellesley, MA
  • West Chester School District, West Chester, PA