Laurie has been teaching Parent Education for 22 years. Subjects taught include prepared childbirth, infant classes, toddler classes, 2-year-old classes and parenting the preschooler. She has also taught effective parenting classes and parenting in recovery classes, as well as specialty classes in positive discipline, gender differences and parenting the school-aged child. She has worked as a school counselor in San Diego, as a breastfeeding and childbirth educator at Mercy Hospital, and as the Director of Perinatal Education at the Southern Indian Health Clinic in Alpine, CA. She is currently an adjunct professor in Child and Adolescent Development at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego.