This interview is for the Children.
(. . . from her website) – Laurie A. Couture is 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.
Her book was chosen as a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book-of- the-Year Awards in 2009. She appears as an expert in the documentary film, The War On Kids (2009) and is the host of The Free and Joyful Childhood Radio Show. Laurie was a recipient of the 2010 Manchester Union Leader’s Forty Under 40 honors.
Laurie specializes in helping parents heal their children’s emotional, behavioral and learning struggles through attachment parenting, natural education and alternatives to psychiatric drugs. She offers supportive parenting coaching and consulting as well as attachment parenting workshops and seminars through LaurieACouture.com.
Laurie has a background as a trauma specialist and mental health counselor as well as an educator. She is a contributor to several magazines and other media. Laurie’s passionate, leading-edge writing and advocacy on behalf of children and families have reached an international audience. Laurie is a Board member of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (PTAVE) and also mentors a disadvantaged teen. Laurie is a proud unschooling Mom to her 17 year old son, Brycen, who is a musician, writer and game inventor.