About Pamela Li
Pamela Li is a writer and parenting specialist covering parenting and psychology research. She is a mother and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Parenting For Brain, a website offering science-backed parenting advice. Pamela holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Stanford University. She also holds an honors degree in engineering from McGill University. Pamela is the author of Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs, a bestselling early childhood parenting book.
Parenting For Brain:
Pamela founded Parenting For Brain in 2017 to share evidence-based parenting and child development information she has learned. Parenting For Brain uses evidence-based empirical research and neuroscience studies to help parents promote their children’s brain development to reach the best possible outcomes. The publication is devoted to empowering parents with science-based and evidence-based parenting advice that is easy to understand. Parenting For Brain serves millions of parents and caregivers worldwide, and its parenting advice has been reprinted and referenced by the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, the United Nations, and in publications such as the USA Today, Huffington Post, Epoch Times, Mercury News, and Good Housekeeping.
Pamela and her husband try to be nurturing, supportive, and responsive to their daughter’s needs. They are affectionate and value bidirectional conversation, reasoning, and independence. They have firm boundaries and consistent enforcement of those rules. They try to model after the authoritative parenting style discovered by developmental psychologists.
Pamela is the mother of a beautiful girl who stole her heart the moment she was born.
She has three college degrees and is passionate about science. Pamela’s passion for science led her to read much research and formulate science-based parenting strategies. She hopes to bring happiness to all parents who want to break the cycle of childhood trauma. Pamela’s continuous learning and putting what she’s learned into practice have helped her develop a strong relationship with her child.
Hi, I’m Pamela.
Welcome to my website! Thank you for being here.
I am a writer, Founder, and Editor-in-chief of Parenting For Brain. But first and foremost, I am a mother of a beautiful girl who stole my heart the moment she was born.
My childhood was filled with fear and tears. Growing up, I vowed to never treat my own child the same way I was treated.
“But how do I treat my kid with love and respect?” I asked myself after my kid was born. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. The way we were raised heavily influences how we parent because that’s the only way we know.
If there’s anything my three college degrees have taught me, it’s the ability to learn. I was determined to learn how to parent my child differently.
Having a passion for science led me to read a great deal of research and formulate science-based parenting strategies.
In 2015, I published Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs which became an instant bestseller.
I founded Parenting For Brain in 2017 to share my knowledge about evidence-based parenting and child development.
Today, Parenting For Brain serves millions of readers worldwide. Universities and governments have cited its articles. Its parenting advice has been reprinted and referenced by the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, the United Nations, and in publications such as the USA Today, Huffington Post, Epoch Times, Mercury News, and Good Housekeeping.
But the best part is that my continuous learning and putting what I’ve learned into practice has helped me develop a strong relationship with my child. In contrast to the terror and pain of my childhood, our home is full of laughter every day.
I hope to bring this happiness to all parents who want to break the cycle of childhood trauma.
I am committed to providing parents with information that strengthens their relationships and promotes healthy brain development.
It would be my honor to be on this journey with you.
PARENTING FOR BRAIN
Parenting For Brain is an independent parenting information and news website. It is devoted to empowering readers with science-based and evidence-based parenting advice that is easy to understand.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award
Botterell Award, Galley Award, McConnell Award, Hurlbatt Scholarship, Hewlett-Packard Prize