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About Parenting For Brain

Parenting For Brain is devoted to empowering our readers with science-based and easy-to-understand parenting information.


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At Parenting For Brain, we focus on evidenced-based empirical research and neuroscience studies that can help parents promote healthy brain development as well as the best outcomes in their children.

Our mission is to help parents raise a new generation of children who are healthy, happy, successful and well-adjusted without relying on only anecdotes, opinions or doctrine.

Parenting is a subject many people hold strong opinions about usually based on their own experiences or beliefs.

We all want the best for our children, but sometimes accurate information is hard to come by and therefore, we often rely on wisdom passed down through generations.

While some traditional parenting beliefs are right on, a lot has been debunked by science.

Scientists and psychologists now know much more about child development than ever before. From the latest psychology research and neuroscience discoveries, we can understand the nuts and bolts of best parenting practice from a scientific point of view.

Parents can now confidently choose parenting strategies that have been proven to be good for our children, both on the inside (mental health) and the outside (physical health).

Behind Parenting For Brain

portrait of Pamela Li, parenting expert

Hi, I’m Pamela, the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Parenting For Brain.

My quest for science-based parenting started when my daughter was going through the terrible twos.

As a confused and overwhelmed mother, I received a lot of child-rearing advice from friends and family. It was hard to know which theory was right and what strategy was good for my child.

So, I had to use a lot of guessing and gut feeling to make my decisions. But deep down, I felt that there had to be a better way to find good parenting guidance.

My background is in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. I love studying (weird, I know!) and learning (especially about science). So I decided to solve this problem in my own nerdy way – I started studying the science of toddler tantrums. Though my education was not directly related to that topic. It allowed me to grasp scientific concepts and sift through hundreds of studies quickly.

After going through volumes of research, I came up with a strategy to handle my toddler’s tantrums and published it in my first parenting book. Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs became #1 Amazon Bestseller, and that sparked my journey in writing science-based parenting advice.

Like most parents, I don’t have all the answers. But through my research, I hope to help parents create healthy and happy homes. I also want to help parents who’ve had a traumatic childhood break the cycle and do it differently with their own children.

Every child deserves the opportunity to have optimal brain development and reach their full potentials. We, the parents, have the power to make it happen.


Pamela Li
MSc, Stanford University
MBA, Harvard University
Bestseller: Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs
Online course: How To Motivate Kids

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