‘Stop yelling, start connecting’ FREE presentation for parents

Do you find yourself yelling at your kids and wish you wouldn’t? The author of the bestselling parenting book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, is coming to Central PA for a free public presentation to help us break our yelling habit.

As part of its Children’s Health Speaker Series, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health will welcome Laura Markham, Ph.D., author, psychologist and parenting expert, to Spooky Nook, 75 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, on Tuesday, February 27 for the free event, “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.” It will begin at 6 p.m. with a dessert reception; the presentation by Dr. Markham will follow at 7 p.m.

Organizers say that attendees will learn how to create lasting and meaningful parent-child relationships. Dr. Markham is expected to share her philosophies, beliefs and techniques for fostering these relationships and creating strong familial bonds. CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health said in its press materials that, “This presentation will help parents better understand and get in touch with their emotions so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy and clear communication to raise an emotionally healthy, self-disciplined child.”

Dr. Laura Markham earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. She is a leading advocate for parents and children, and is the founding editor of, a parenting website offering Aha! moments to parents of babies through teens. Dr. Markham is also the author of the bestselling parenting book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, and the follow-up, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. With a large and active social media following, she engages with those who are interested in applying her ideas. She writes a coaching post several times a week to a rapidly growing list of over 125,000 subscribers.

“Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting philosophies focus on the importance of strong parenting skills and the impact that parenting has on a child’s life,” said Philip Goropoulos, president of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, in a prepared statement. “We are excited for her to share her knowledge with the community, offering parenting techniques, and how to foster these important and critical relationships.”

The event is free to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance here.

A part of Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is a community-based organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children and families in the Lancaster community.

Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham


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