Peaceful Parent Study Circle

“I will return to Dr. Laura Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook again and again. I will return to it for inspiration, guidance, and practical how-to personal reflection. Most importantly, I will revisit her words out of love for my son. For I want him to benefit from the most honest, warm hearted, and peaceful energy I can bring to mothering. When friends, family, or colleagues ask me about my parenting philosophy, I always direct them to the work of Dr. Laura Markham.”
~ Amy Wright Glenn, Author of Birth, Breath, and Death and Holding Space


I am a mom.
This is my son.

Out of love for him, and with deep respect for all called to parent more peacefully than they were parented,
I offer up a summertime 6-week Peaceful Parent Study Circle ~ free of charge.

We gather for an hour once a week to study, discuss, and practice the exercises present in Dr. Laura Markham’s
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook.

Beginning June 2, 2021
6pm EST

We meet for 6 consecutive Wednesdays and conclude our study on Wednesday, July 7
The course includes a live, hour Q&A with Dr. Laura Markham on Wednesday, June 23


Our study circle will meet via Zoom. Weekly gatherings will include lecture, discussion, Q&A, and breakout rooms. The main Zoom session will be recorded ~ breakout room discussions are not recorded. Recordings will be shared with all current and future participants.

There will be 15 pages of reading/homework drawn from Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook assigned for each gathering.

At the conclusion of our study, participants will have access to a shared Google Drive folder containing all six recordings as well as the course syllabus for a year.

While this course is made available at no charge for parents everywhere, all are invited ~ and encouraged ~ to make a donation (the suggested amount is $100 ~ though any amount is welcome) to the Guatemalan Humanitarian Tours (GHT) non-profit organization working diligently to lift up the lives of malnourished children in rural poverty.

To make a donation to GHT’s nutrition program






Tobie Spears, the founder and director of GHT will be joining our circle at key points to highlight GHT’s transformative work on behalf of children and parents in the San Andrés region.
Learn more about Tobie’s work in Guatemala.



“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world
than a transformation of the way we raise our children.”
~ Marianne Williamson


We honor the diversity of our racial, cultural, and lived experiences and the ways that our intersectional identities inform our perspectives.

Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University. She is the author of three best-selling books and the founding editor of, Dr. Laura Markham makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for thousands of articles by publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Newsday, and Men’s Health. 150,000 parents subscribe to her weekly Parenting Tips, which you can sign up for here. Dr. Laura Markham’s relationship-based parenting model, which she calls Peaceful Parenting, is research-based and parent-tested. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is the proud parent of two happy, kind, responsible and accomplished young adults who were raised with Peaceful Parenting. (Full Bio found here)