Laurie in the Media and on Tour

Upcoming Event!

Laurie and her son, Brycen are Distinguished Speakers at:

The Homeschool+ Conference

August 7, 2014 9a.m. ET

http://www.homeschoolconference.com

YourTeenMag.com (April 10, 2014) Boys Are Victims of Sexual Assault by Laurie A. Couture http://yourteenmag.com/2014/04/teen-boys-victims-sexual-assault/

Future Horizons (March 17, 2014) Winners of The 2014 Temple Grandin Awards (Laurie was selected as one of the winners) http://fhautism.com/winners-of-the-2014-temple-grandin-awards.html

YourTeenMag.com (January 27, 2014) When Your Teenager Rejects Your Hug by Diana Simeon (Laurie was quoted in this article). http://yourteenmag.com/2014/01/teenager-rejects-affection/

YourTeenMag.com (January 10, 2014) Teenage Boys Equally at Risk When It Comes to Dating Violence by Laurie A. Couturehttp://yourteenmag.com/2014/01/teenage-boys-dating-violence/

Your Teen Magazine and YourTeenMag.com, Winter 2014 Have You Hugged Your Teen Today? The Importance of Parental Touch by Samantha Zabell (Laurie was interviewed for this article). http://yourteenmag.com/2013/11/have-you-hugged-your-teen-today/

Unerzogen (Fall 2013) (Putting Joy Back Into) A Day In the Life of an Industrialized Child by Laurie A. Couture (Translated into German). http://www.unerzogen-magazin.de/aktuelle_ausgabe/

The Daily Parent (October 2013) The 6 Most Unconventional Parenting Styles (Laurie was quoted in the Unschooling section of the article) http://dailyparent.com/articles/the-6-most-unconventional-parenting-practices/

The Portsmouth Herald and SeacoastOnline (September 28, 2013) Embrace Options to Public Schools by Laurie A. Couture http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20131001-OPINION-310010319?cid=sitesearch

The NH Children in Nature Coalition and Live and Learn Early Learning Center’s “Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature” Conference, Lee NH (September 14, 2013) Healing Children’s Trauma, Behavioral, Emotional and Learning Struggles Through the Wisdom and Experience of Nature (Laurie and her son, Brycen, are speakers) nhchildreninnature.org/events/nh-children-in-nature-conference-2013

Home Education Magazine, Sept/Oct 2013 Serenade II Unschooling: How An Unschooled Teen Realized His Dream of Becoming a Rock Star by Laurie A. Couture http://homeedmag.com/HEM/issueindex.php

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine Spring Conference, Northport ME (April 20, 2013), Adoptive Parenting that Heals and Nurtures Older Traumatized Children (Laurie is a speaker)

The Life Rocks! Conference, North Conway NH (April 3, 2013), Attachment Parenting and Unschooling Our Teens (Laurie is a speaker) http://liferocksconference.com/

American SAFEPASS (March 22, 2013) Hawaiian local TV show hosted by Paula Flowe (Laurie’s book was mentioned as a preventative and educational tool against child abuse) ‘ŌleloNet

Unschooling Blog Carnival (December 4, 2012) December Blog Favorites (One of Laurie’s blog posts was featured) http://www.unschoolingblogcarnival.blogspot.com/

Home Education Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012 Keeping the Parent-Teen Connection Strong Through Unschooling by Laurie A. Couture http://homeedmag.com/

Seacoast Sunday and SeacoastOnline (October 28, 2012) Report Raises Debate Over Benefits of Circumcision by Michael McCord (Laurie was interviewed and her Letter to the Editor was quoted) http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20121028-LIFE-210280336

SeacoastOnline (October 27, 2012) Pediatricians Wrong on Circumcision by Laurie A. Couture (Letter to the Editor) http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20121027-OPINION-210270345

Kiwi Magazine, August/September 2012 Home Is Where the School Is by Linda Formichelli (Laurie is listed an unschooling expert) http://www.kiwimagonline.com/2012/08/augsept-2012/

The Mother Magazine, July/August 2012 Mother’s Bookshelf by Kathryn Los (Laurie’s book, Instead of Medicating and Punishing, was reviewed) http://www.themothermagazine.co.uk/

The Unschooling Summit (May 22, 2012) Virtual conference hosted by Michelle Barone. Attachment Is The Foundation (Laurie is a speaker) http://www.unschoolingsummit.com/

The Life Rocks! Radical Unschooling Conference, North Conway NH (April 1-5, 2012), Unschooling Teens: The Rebellion Myth (Laurie is a speaker and panelist) http://www.liferocksconference.com/

The Unplugged Mom Radio Show (March 10, 2012)  Postcast hosted by Laurette Lynn and produced by Desiree Alonso, It’s Not the ADD: Laurie A. Couture on Anderson Cooper. (Review of Laurie’s appearance on the Anderson daytime show) http://www.unpluggedmom.com/featured/its-not-the-add-laurie-a-couture-on-anderson-cooper/

Anderson (March 8, 2012) Daytime TV show hosted by Anderson Cooper, Are ADHD Drugs Helping or Hurting Our Kids? (Laurie is one of the featured guests) http://www.andersoncooper.com/episodes/kristin-davis-adhd-drugs-helping-or-hurting-kids/

Shelf Awareness Pro, March 8, 2012 Vol. 2 Issue 1686 Media Heat. (Laurie’s book and her appearance on Anderson are mentioned) http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1686#m15294

V Radio (Jan. 28, 2012) BlogTalkRadio Show hosted by Neil Kiernan, Boys and Girls in Modern Culture. (Laurie is the featured guest) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/v-radio/2012/01/28/laurie-a-couture-boys-vs-girls-in-modern-culture

The Working Home Educator’s Guide to Success (December 2011) by Lisa Nielsen (Introduction and profile by Laurie A. Couture) http://store.payloadz.com/details/985801-other-files-everything-else-the-working-home-educator-s-guide-to-success.html

PsychHealth, Ltd Provider Newsletter, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Winter 2011 A Deeper Look at the ADHD and Stimulant Epidemic by Laurie A. Couture http://www.psychealthltd.com/newsletters/vol7issue4.pdf

Rethinking Everything Magazine (online), October 2011, Issue 8, Tapping Into the Vein of the Divine: A Spiritual Life Quest of Healing and Wholeness by Laurie A. Couture https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rethinking-Everything-Magazine and http://www.rethinkingeverythingmagazine.net/

The Rethinking Everything Conference, Dallas TX (Sept. 1-5, 2011) Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended: Principles from Peaceful Tribal Cultures and Repairing Attachment and Healing Trauma for Children Ages Infant Through Adolescence (Laurie is a speaker and a panelist) http://www.rethinkingeverything.net/

Life Learning Magazine (online), Sept/Oct 2011 Attachment Parenting Our Adolescent Children by Laurie A. Couture http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/1110/index.htm

The Unplugged Mom Radio Show (August 5, 2011)  BlogTalkRadio Show hosted by Laurette Lynn and produced by Desiree Alonso, All Star Panel: Unplugged Mom Anniversary Special. (Laurie is a guest panelist) http://www.unpluggedmom.com/featured/all-star-panel-unplugged-mom-anniversary-special/

The Attached Family, online Journal of Attachment Parenting International, August 2, 2011, Attachment Parenting Our Teens by Laurie A. Couture http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2837

The Unplugged Mom Podcast (July 29, 2011) Podcast hosted by Laurette Lynn and produced by Desiree Alonso, Pay Attention! There’s No Such Thing As ADD/ADHD. (Laurie is the featured guest) http://www.unpluggedmom.com/unplugged-authors-work/laurette-lynn/pay-attention-no-such-thing-as-addadhd/

The Unplugged Mom (May 3, 2011) website by Laurette Lynn. (Laurie is a featured author) http://www.unpluggedmom.com/author-bios/laurie-a-couture/

Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA)-ACSR Educational Change Forum, Keene NH (April 23, 2011) (Laurie is a panelist) http://www.educationtransformation.org/

The Life Rocks! Radical Unschooling Conference, North Conway NH (April 11-14, 2011), Radical Child Advocacy (Laurie is a speaker and panelist) http://www.liferocksconference.com/

Unplugged Educators Radio Show (March 18, 2011) BlogTalkRadio Show hosted by Laurette Lynn. (Laurie is a featured guest on the show) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/unpluggedmom/2011/03/18/unplugged-mom-radio-with-laurette-lynn-lauie-a-couture

Geek Force Five (February 17, 2011) Interview by Web commentator, E. Christopher Clark, Five Questions for Laurie A. Couture (Laurie is interviewed) http://www.geekforcefive.com/blog/article/five_questions_for_laurie_a._couture

The Free and Joyful Childhood Radio Show (December 4, 2010-Present) BlogTalkRadio Show hosted by Laurie A. Couture (Laurie is the host) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/laurieacouture

Listen to internet radio with Laurie A Couture on Blog Talk Radio

Unplugged Educators Radio Show (October 31, 2010) BlogTalkRadio Show hosted by Laurette Lynn and produced by Desiree Alonso, The Drugging of Children Today (Laurie is a featured guest on the show)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/unplugged-educators/2010/11/01/unplugged-educators-radio

The Daily News (October 22, 2010) Schools Need A Lesson in Child Development by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/x1744210068/Schools-need-a-lesson-in-child-development

The Next Step Radio Show (Sept 30, 2010) BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Jacob Appleman, Unschooling Homeschooling (Laurie is a featured guest on the show)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/antimatterzone/2010/09/30/episode-018–the-next-step-radio-show–laurie-a-couture-interview-un-schooling-home-schooling

The Power Hour (Sept 1, 2010) radio show, hosted by Joyce Riley (Laurie is the featured guest on the show; Cevin Soling and The War on Kids film that Laurie appears in also featured on the show same day)
http://www.thepowerhour.com/past_shows.htm

Juno Magazine, Summer 2010 Adopting a Child: Loving Biologically, Parenting Therapeutically by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.junomagazine.com/

Seacoast Sunday (May 9, 2010) School Structure Contributes to Bullying Editorial by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100509-OPINION-5090309

Life Learning Magazine (online), Mar/Apr 2010 Focus on the Best of the Rest by Wendy Priesnitz (Laurie’s book, Instead of Medicating and Punishing, was reviewed)
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com(PDF)

Secrets of Happy Parents (Feb 3, 2010) MyExpertSolution.com radio show hosted by Dr. Laura Markham (Laurie is the featured guest on the show and the guest blogger)
http://ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/Laurie_A_Couture_Instead_of_Medicating_and_Punishing/

The Manchester Union Leader (Feb 1, 2010) 2010 40 Under Forty: Meet NH’s Best and Brightest by Bob Charest (Laurie was chosen as one of 40 young NH  honorees in the 2010 40 Under Forty Honors and interviewed)
http://www.theunionleader.com

The Attached Family, Journal of Attachment Parenting International, Vol. 12, No. 4 2009 Instead of Medicating and Punishing: An Interview with Laurie A. Couture by Rita Brhel
http://www.attachmentparenting.org/

Parenting the Future: An Unprecedented Assembly of Today’s Foremost Parenting Experts (Dec. 2009) App for iPhone and iPod Touch by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (Laurie is featured as one of the 50 parenting experts included in the App)
http://parentingthefuture.com/

Leading Edge Parenting (Nov 25, 2009) BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Sandi Schwartz The REAL Reasons Children Misbehave and What to Do About It (Laurie is the featured guest on the show)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/leadingedgeparenting/blog/2009/11

Wake Up Call Show: Justice 4 Children (Nov 20, 2009) BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Theresa Edwards (Laurie is a featured guest on the show)
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wakeupcallshow/blog/2009/11

Ezine Articles (August 2009) Healing Our Families in and Industrialized Society Through Attachment Parenting and Natural Education by Laurie A. Couture
http://ezinearticles.com/?Healing-Our-Families-in-an-Industrialized-Society-Through-Attachment-Parenting-and-Natural-Education&id=2752476

The War on Kids (April 2009) film by Cevin Soling (Laurie appears as an expert in this film documentary about the dark side of public schooling)

www.thewaronkids.com

Mothering Magazine (Web Exclusive) April 17, 2009, The Precious Journey of the Mother who Adopts Older Children By Laurie A. Couture
http://www.mothering.com/

Wounded by School (2009) by Kirsten Olson (Laurie’s former website, ChildAdvocate.org, mentioned, pg. 152)

The Exeter News-Letter, January 2, 2009 Saving the Children ‘Instead of Medicating and Punishing’ by Faye Levow (Laurie is interviewed)
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090102-LIFE-901020378

Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the Causes of Our Children’s Acting-Out Behavior by Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended (2008) by Laurie A. Couture http://www.amazon.com/Instead-Medicating-Punishing-childrens-acting-out/dp/1932279970

Life Learning Magazine, Mar/Apr 2008 Unschooling the Human Condition: A Life Learner Spends his Great-Grandmother’s Last Four Months of Life By Her Side by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/0804/MarApr08.pdf(PDF)

Kindred Magazine, March 2008 The Journey of the Mother Who Adopts Older Children by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.kindredcommunity.com/articles/bonding-the-journey-of-the-mother-who-adopts-older-children/p/1264

Life Learning Magazine, Sept/Oct 2006 Freeing Brycen Part III: A Single Mom’s Journey to Adopt and Unschool Her Child by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com(PDF)

Live Free, Learn Free Magazine, Jul/Aug 2006 Detrimental Schooling: How Traditional Education Harms Children and Society by Laurie A. Couture

National Leaders on The Child and Nonviolence Summit, Chicago, IL (April 7, 2006) How Corporal Punishment, Punitive Parenting and Developmentally Inappropriate School Environments Contribute to Behavioral Disorders and Mental Illness in Children. (Laurie is a speaker)

Life Learning Magazine, Mar/Apr 2006 Freeing Brycen Part II: A Single Mom’s Journey to Adopt and Unschool Her Child by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com(PDF)

Life Learning Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006 Freeing Brycen Part I: A Single Mom’s Journey to Adopt and Unschool Her Child by Laurie A. Couture
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/0602/JanFeb06.pdf(PDF)

The Exeter News-Letter (December 14, 2003) Advocate For Male Abuse Victims Was One Himself by Jessie J. DeConto (Laurie was interviewed as a domestic violence expert) http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20031214-NEWS-312149961?cid=sitesearch

Third Annual Diverse Perspectives Domestic Violence Conference, sponsored by VIP-SAFE NH, Portsmouth NH (October 18, 2003) Child Abuse IS Domestic Violence (Laurie is a video speaker)

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools (2001) by Jane Bluestein (Laurie’s research on school teachers who deny children use of the toilet quoted, pages 311-312, 442)

Public Affairs: It’s All About You (August 2001),  KDVS 90.3 FM, Davis, CA radio show hosted by France Senecal, The Detriments to Children and Society of Corporal Punishment (Laurie was the featured guest)
http://www.kdvs.org/

ChildAdvocate.org (1999-2009) website by Laurie A. Couture (Laurie contributed 10 years of voluntary child advocacy through her writing, resources and interactive contacts with visitors on ChildAdvocate.org)

Project No Spank, (1997- Present) website by Jordan Riak (Laurie  contributed many articles  to this web resource between 1997-2003)
http://www.nospank.net/authors.htm

Paradigm Times (1996-1997) Abstract Eclectic Ah-deas column by Laurie A. Couture (Social justice issues and children’s rights column for small independent newspaper, Exeter NH)

Keeping Safe and Happy (1995) by Laurie A. Couture (Child abuse and neglect prevention booklet written and illustrated by Laurie for use by the York County Child Abuse and Neglect Council, York, Maine)