Please forward this parenting the inner child screen to 216. I learn a lot about how to talk to my child effectively and with compassion. None of the other methods of “disciplining” were working for us.
These articles are really helping me understand what my son needs. And the way you give specific actions to take, with suggested words! But how exactly do I implement that? I feel like I’m left hanging. This website does not leave me hanging. Getting on this weekly email list has honestly been one of the best parenting choices I’ve made.
Laura to everyone I talk with about parenting. I have improved so much thanks to your wisdom. I even feel the spirit often as I read. Yours is the best advice I’ve found so far on what to do when you, the parent, are angry. With our child, it’s that lightning flash of insight, when suddenly we see things from another perspective, and everything has the potential to be different. 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.