Laura Markham, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Founder of YourParentingSolutions.com
Dr. Laura Markham is both a mom and a Clinical Psychologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. Dr. Markham is the founding editor of www.AhaParenting.com (formerly www.YourParentingSolutions.com) and serves as parenting expert for Mothering.com, Storknet.com, HipSlopeMama.com and Pregnancy.org. She is the mother of two teenagers and lives in New York. Dr. Laura Markham sounds two clear themes in her advice to parents. The first is that parenting effectively always depends on our connection to our kids. Without that connection, we have little influence ("My kids won't listen!") and parenting becomes an exhausting task. Her other theme is that when we feel good, we're better parents. Quite simply, we can only give what we have inside. That's why her daily parenting inspiration emails support parents in taking better care of ourselves and managing our own emotions.