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Laura Markham, PhD
In Conversation with
Scott Erickson, ThD, HOS, Phillips Brooks School


Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids

Thurs Sept 17, 4:00pm-5:15pm PDT

Free for member school parents and for

educators from member and non-member schools.

Does the added stress of being at home bring added battles with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get cooperation without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? No one is prepared to parent through a pandemic. As school starts, and we are all still at home, fostering cooperation and learning independence are more important than ever. Clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Markham helps parents shift away from control and manipulation to practical strategies for raising children who WANT to cooperate. She helps parents create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help resolve conflict happily, and where kids WANT to follow our lead. 

About Our Speakers

Laura Markham, PhD is a New York-based author, clinical psychologist and nationally recognized parent educator. Her parenting advice frequently appears in national media and through her website,​, ​which serves up Aha! Moments for parents of babies through teens. Dr. Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, and her latest book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting. She is the mother of two grown children. 

Dr. Scott Erickson has been the Head of School at Philips Brooks School since 2011 and also serves on the Board of Common Sense Media. Prior to his current role as HOS, Dr. Erickson was a Middle School Director. He began his independent school career as a teacher, chaplain, and humanities department chair.

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