Patrick Timpone

Laurie A. Couture

Author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing and Paleo Parenting and Unschooling Coach

Laurie with her son, BrycenLaurie A. Couture is the renowned author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing, specializing in the emotional and behavioral health of children and adolescents. As an Attachment Parenting and Unschooling coach, Laurie guides parents with evidence-based solutions and the wisdom of nature to heal parent-child relationships and to help children rediscover their passion for learning. Laurie offers seminars to groups and professionals. She has specialty in the areas of emotional, behavioral and learning challenges, Autism spectrum, trauma, PTSD, adoption and single parenting. She has a background as a child trauma specialist, mental health counselor and educator. Let Laurie help you discover the Paleo wisdom of nature’s intent and begin your family’s healing journey today!

Show Highlights:

-Laurie shares how she parents her adopted son, Brycen, who became part of her family when he was 11 years old.

-Allowing children to freedom to find their natural talents and interests and nurturing them

-How our public school system stifles children and imposes expectations of unnatural behavior upon them

-Medicating our children because they act like children; perhaps it’s the parents and teachers who need to think about changing

-The importance of a clean, organic diet, free of grains and sugar

-Creating loving bonds with our children

-Homeschooling and unschooling: Addressing the silly question of socialization

-Play really is the work of childhood: We’ve all observed the empty yards of our neighbors and empty playgrounds; where are the children? They’re inside the house on the couch focused on a little screen. Laurie talks about how many children simply do not know how to play

and so much more!

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laurie a couture and children’s education and growth naturally, april 16, 2015

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    'Laurie A. Couture – Author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Parenting and Schooling In a More Natural Way – April 16, 2015' has 1 comment

    1. August 19, 2020 @ 4:52 pm Karen Senter

      My son & I have had the honor of meeting Laurie yrs ago. She helped My Son out so much. We were devasted to hear of Lauries Son death. My heart goes out to her.


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