Pam Leo is the author of Connection Parenting - Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, through Love instead of Fear. Connection Parenting focuses on meeting children's biological and emotional need for connection and teaches parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and all those involved with children how to replace coercion with connection and bring more understanding, love, and joy to their relationships with children of all ages.
The homeschooling mother of two now grown daughters and grandmother of soon to be four grandchildren, Pam has been working with families for over thirty years as a child care provider, parent educator, childbirth educator, doula, grief work facilitator trainer, and parent mentor. An independent scholar in human development, Pam developed the seven-session Connection Parenting series, "Meeting the Needs of Children" in 1989. Pam has been teaching this series in Maine and New England to traditional parents, non-traditional parents, divorcing and single parents, teen parents, foster and adoptive parents, incarcerated parents, parents in recovery from addiction, and for hospice trainings for nearly twenty years, and now teaches her series internationally through tele-classes as an instructor of parent coaches for the Academy for Coaching Parents, International.
In addition to teaching classes and public speaking, Pam writes the Empowered Parents column in Maine's Parent & Family paper. Her parenting articles have also appeared in theEmpathic Parenting Journal in Canada, Kindred Magazine in Australia, and Pathways Magazine. Pam is a founding board member of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children, a founding board member of BirthRoots Perinatal Resource Center, and is a member of the Fall Institute faculty at The Center for Grieving Children in Portland.
Pam’s Personal website : www.connectionparenting.com
Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children site