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Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years Paperback – February 3, 1997
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She says, "Writing has been a companion of mine my whole life. I have used words to understand myself, to express myself, to provoke, to educate, to inspire, to make my mark in the world. I've been an author seven times over, a talk show host, a news reporter, a workshop leader, a speaker, a blogger, a columnist, and a writing teacher. Everything I've ever done has focused on communication, using words--both spoken and written--to open hearts and minds. For as long as I can remember, I've always been an agent of change. Although my pathway keeps changing, words are always at the center."
Currently, Laura leads weekly writing groups and memoir writing retreats in the Santa Cruz, CA region, as well as in Bali and Scotland, and she has been mentoring and supporting writers for the past 20 years.
It is truly the work of her heart: "I love teaching. I love watching my students find their natural voice and their rhythm. I love it when they find their true stories and discover the courage to put them on the page. I feel like a midwife as my students birth their stories, and I feel honored to witness their bursts of creativity and pure life energy pouring out on the page. Our writing circles are safe places where skills are honed, tears and laughter are welcome, and each writer is seen, heard and deeply known."
Laura leads weekly writing groups and memoir writing retreats in the Santa Cruz, CA region, as well as an annual summer writing retreat in Bolinas, California, a two-week long writing and yoga retreat in Bali, 10 days in a Scottish castle, and other international retreats.
Laura has created and moderates a vibrant online writing community. She sends free weekly inspirational quote and writing prompt, called the Writer's Journey Roadmap each week. Readers can post their written responses to the weekly prompts online. To learn more about Laura, her books or her workshops, visit Laura's website.
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This book is excellent and advice given is wise, non-judge mental and culturally inclusive.Published 1 month ago by G. Thampy
I had Janis as a professor at a community college I attended. This is the ONE book all parents (new, established, or to be) should read. Positive, educational, wonderful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by April Allgrove
I found countless new perspectives and encouragement to improve my own parenting through this book. Helpful insights into children's development and eye opening questions about my... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Heartnsoul
I went back and bought 5 more copies. Have given it away as shower gifts. New mothers love it.Published 15 months ago by Jennie Y.
A book that every parent should read. Remove so much tension you can have in the family dynamic.Published 15 months ago by carole
I used this book to get through some of my hardest moments as a young parent and continued to read it over the last twenty years. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Maggie M.E.
I buy this book for every new mom I know. It has strategies and solutions for tough parenting situations plus research and stories to back up the techniques. Read morePublished 24 months ago by allisonstabile