Laurie A. Couture
Laurie A. Couture is an Attachment Parenting and unschooling coach, public speaker and the author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the Causes of Our Children's Acting-Out Behavior by Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended. In March 2012, Laurie was a guest on the Anderson daytime show, hosted by Anderson Cooper. She was also featured as an expert in the documentary film, The War On Kids (2009).

In 2010, Laurie was a recipient of the NH Manchester Union Leader's Forty Under 40 honors. In 2009, her book was selected as a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Awards. Laurie has spoken at conferences across the country, inlcuding at the Life Rocks! Radical Unschooling Conference in New Hampshire and the ReThinking Everything Conference in Texas. She writes a blog, hosts a YouTube channel and a podcast and has been a contributor to several magazines and other media, including The Attached Family,, Life Learning and Juno.

Laurie has a background as a child trauma specialist and mental health counselor. She has also mentored two disadvantaged teens and has previously worked in the social services and education fields. Laurie has earned international renown for her passionate, cutting-edge writing and advocacy on behalf of youth and families. Laurie is the proud unschooling Mom to her remarkable 18 year old son, Brycen, who is a performing musician and chainmaille artisan.
This life changing book helps parents to:

Connect with what all children and adolescents need if they are to thrive emotionally, behaviorally, educationally, socially, physically and spiritually;

Learn how children's brains are wired from conception through adolescence to need certain parenting and educational conditions that are different from almost everything we have grown up with or have learned from our culture;

Find out what people in peaceful tribal cultures have known about parenting and education for millennia;

Discover multiple alternatives to medication, talk therapy, behavioral modification, punishment, diagnosing and joyless school environments;

Heal your child's mild, moderate or severe emotional, behavioral and learning challenges at the root causes, resulting in genuine improvements in learning and family closeness;

Includes special chapters and information about the special needs of adoptive children and families.

Instead of Medicating and Punishing is perfect for:

Parents of children of all ages, from pregnancy through late adolescence

Parents of biological or adoptive children, including step-parents and grandparents raising grandchildren

Professionals who work with children

Concerned citizens who wish to learn the childhood origins of society's most urgent social problems

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Parental Intelligence