Aha! Parenting.com

I'm trained as a clinical psychologist--but I'm also a mom with two teenagers, so I know how hard parenting is. You can find me online at Aha! Parenting.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter (@DrLauraMarkham). My book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling & Start Connecting, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold

Parenting Question of the Week: How authentic should parents be with kids about their own emotions?

Happy Wednesday! Don't miss today's Parenting Question from the Aha! Weekly Newsletter ....more

Parenting Secret of the Week: Why Your Child Needs Routines

Happy Monday! Don't miss today's Parenting Secret from the Aha! Weekly Newsletter ....more

The secret of NOT Yelling When You're Having a Bad Day

"I've been working hard not to yell at my kids. But sometimes I just can't help it. I explode, and then I feel so guilty ....more

Parenting Secret of the Week: But How Do I Get My Kid to LISTEN?!

Happy Monday! Don't miss today's Parenting Secret from the Aha! Weekly Newsletter ....more

When You and Your Child Need Some First Aid Fast

"When we act with love, trying to understand the other person, it is easy, natural to have more patience." -- Alice Uchida All parents have hard days sometimes. Maybe we find ourselves in an escalating cycle with our child, where we see everything she does through a negative lens. Maybe we have an interaction with him that leaves wounds ....more

5 Ways You Can Teach Emotional Intelligence & Social Skills Every Day

“When they were fighting over ownership of something I would say ‘Jacob, say... ‘Excuse me Sarah, when you're finished may I have a turn please?’’ and then wait for him to repeat my words. And then I would turn to Sarah and say ‘Sarah, say.. ....more