Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University. As a parenting expert, her relationship based parenting model has helped thousands of families find compassionate, common sense solutions. Translating proven science into practical solutions for healthy family life, Dr. Laura is the author of Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting and Calm Parents, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life as well as the founding editor of Aha! Parenting. Dr Laura helps parents raise ethical, emotionally intelligent children who are happy, considerate, self disciplined, responsible and likable, without ever having to punish.