Laurie and her son, 2005

Heal emotional, behavioral and learning struggles and enjoy a closer relationship with your child, naturally!

Instead of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the Causes of Our Children’s Acting-Out Behavior by Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended

This life changing book helps parents to:

  • Connect with what all children and adolescents need if they are to thrive emotionally, behaviorally, educationally, socially, physically and spiritually;
  • Learn how children’s brains are wired from conception through adolescence to need certain parenting and educational conditions that are different from almost everything we have grown up with or have learned from our culture.
  • Find out what people in peaceful tribal cultures have known about parenting and education for millennia.
  • Discover multiple alternatives to medication, talk therapy, behavioral modification, punishment, diagnosing and joyless school environments.
  • Heal your child’s mild, moderate or severe emotional, behavioral and learning challenges and trauma at the root causes, resulting in genuine improvements in learning and family closeness.
  • Includes special chapters and information about the special needs of adoptive children and families.


Instead of Medicating and Punishing is perfect for:

  • Parents of children of all ages, from pregnancy through late adolescence
  • Parents of biological or adoptive children, including step-parents and grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Professionals who work with children
  • Concerned citizens who wish to learn the childhood origins of society’s most urgent social problems

What others are saying about Instead of Medicating and Punishing:

Author Laurie A. Couture with her son

Author Laurie A. Couture with her son

“This incredible book can bring peace to humanity…”
-Naomi Aldort, PhD, Author, Raising Our Children Raising Ourselves

“Every parent, teacher, mental health professional, social worker, nurse and child advocate should read this book!” –James DeMeo, PhD, Author, Saharasia

“Laurie A. Couture is an eloquent advocate of children’s rights and presents a strong case in favor of… trusting our children’s natural abilities to grow, learn and thrive. She encourages us to create a world where children’s wonderful individuality and unique needs are respected and joyfully embraced.”
–Wendy Priesnitz, Editor-in-Chief, Natural Life Magazine; Author, Challenging Assumptions in Education

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