Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection instead of Coercion, Through Love instead of Fear

ISBN: 1-932279-76-4
224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5
$15.00 Trade Paperback
2nd Ed:
July 2007

“Connection Parenting is utterly transformational. If all parents and grandparents read and applied its wisdom, the world would be transformed. Bravo!”
- Christiane Northrup, MD, author, Mother-Daughter Wisdom

Connection Parenting contains the sacred grandmother wisdom that will reconnect us with our children.”
- Suzanne Arms, author, Immaculate Deception

“Our best hope for transforming the lives of children is connection parenting.”
- John W. Travis, MD

“Empowering, simple, and undeniably true, Connection Parenting will help to change the face of parenting, as we know it.” - Kali Wendorf, editor, byronchild Magazine

“Pam Leo’s book has captured the essence of good parenting with profound and compassionate advice.”
- Aletha Solter, Ph.D., Director of the Aware Parenting Institute, author of The Aware Baby

Pam Leo

The mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of three, Pam Leo has been working with families for more than thirty years as a childcare provider, parent educator, childbirth educator, doula, grief work facilitator, and parent mentor. With a passion for learning, teaching, and writing about optimal human development Pam has been the Empowered Parents columnist for the Parent & Family paper in Maine for the last ten years. Pam is also a founding member of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children. Visit


ForeWord Magazine 2007 Book-of-the-Year Finalist in Parenting



Connection Parenting is based on Pam Leo’s seven-week parenting series ‘Meeting the Needs of Children’ that she has been teaching for over eighteen years. The premise is that a strong parent-child bond is the key to children’s optimal human development and our most effective parenting tool. Connection Parenting is a proactive approach to parenting that supports parents and caregivers in creating and maintaining the strong bonds children need to thrive.


“ is a concise, simple, eminently readable and instructive summary
of the knowledge Pam has gained through these years of devoted service.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough and will surely promote it
at every opportunity.”

~ Joseph Chilton Pearce, author, Magical Child