Laurie A. Couture is an Attachment Parenting and unschooling coach, public speaker and the author of Instead
of Medicating and Punishing: Healing the Causes of Our Children’s
Acting-Out Behavior by Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended. In March 2012, Laurie was a guest on the Anderson daytime show, hosted by Anderson Cooper. She was also featured as an expert in the documentary film, The War On Kids (2009). She is also a blogger, artist and children's rights
activist. She is the proud unschooling Mom to her 18 year old son, Brycen, vocalist and songwriter for his metal band, Serenade II Darkness and chainmaille artisan.