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Aha! Parenting
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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids!

Whether you’re looking for an Aha! moment,
wondering how to handle a specific challenge,
or ready to tear your hair out,
You’ve come to the right place!

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Three Simple Big Ideas


Regulate Your
Own Emotions

Kids learn to manage their emotions when their parents model how it's done. That’s why Dr. Laura’s free coaching emails give you a blueprint for self-regulation, and the self-care that makes it possible.


Connect with
Your Child

From tantrums to texting, the secret of happy parenting is a close relationship with your child. Without that connection, we have little influence (”My kids won’t listen!”) and parenting becomes exhausting.


Coach Instead
of Controlling

Coach, instead of trying to control, so your child wants to cooperate with you. Sure, you need to set limits—but if you set them with empathy and respect, you’ll find your child is much more likely to comply.



About Dr. Laura Markham

What is Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids?

You know what an Aha! Moment is, right?

With your child it’s that lightning flash of insight, when suddenly you see things from a new perspective, and everything has the potential to be different. This website has Aha! moments for parents of every age child, from pregnancy right through the teen years, guaranteed to help you create a home with a lot less drama and a lot more love.

Dr. Laura Markham, the founder of Aha! Parenting, trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University—but she’s also a mom, so she understands kids—and how tough it is to be a parent.

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13 Secrets To Engage Cooperation

Help Your Child WANT To Cooperate, without Yelling, Bribes, Threats or Punishment!

In those tough moments when you need your child to cooperate and you can feel your temper rising, reach for this printable! You'll find 13 quick tips to remind you how to stop yelling, start connecting, and work with your child to move forward!

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13 Secrets To Engage Cooperation

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"Empathize, but don't take responsibility for the child's boredom," says Dr. Laura Markham, a New York clinical psychologist who specializes in coaching parents."

"Dr. Laura Markham is America's Parenting Coach"


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