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Pam Leo

Pam Leo is an independent scholar in human development, a parent educator, a certified childbirth educator, a doula, a parent, and a grandparent.  She is a board member of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children and the author of the seminal work, Connection Parenting:Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear.  “If I had to put into one sentence all that I have learned about optimal human development and parenting it would be this: our effectiveness as parents is in direct proportion to the strength of the bond we have with our child. Securing and maintaining that bond is our primary work as parents and is the key to optimal human development.”  

Pam Leo is also a family literacy activist and the author of her new and a children's book, Please Read To Me.