“Cult hero” “Rock star” “Dear friend” “Mamma to the masses”
I am not your typical parenting expert. In fact, I challenge the whole idea that someone outside a family could possibly BE an expert about how to parent within another’s unit. I know my clients are the experts, and I help them to see that too. My work offers a new perspective on children, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. By guiding, supporting and inspiring my clients to live the life they are here to enjoy‚ I encourage living with a wide open and courageous heart.
I have been invited to share my passion on The Today Show, CBS Radio, National Public Radio, and have contributed to publications including Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Star-Ledger, among others. Additionally, I co-founded the Slow Family Living movement to create a ground swell behind this simple and effective lifestyle. My scholarly and hands-on research gave birth to, CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby, What Babies Want: Calming and Communicating With Your Baby.
I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in prenatal and perinatal psychology, an M.A. in prenatal and perinatal psychology, and hold a M.Ed. degree in health education and health promotion and a B.A. in psychology. (Pretty geeky, huh? :)
I am so glad you are here. My goal is to provide information and support to parents so they can create healthy, deep relationships.If you’re a parent, congratulations on embarking on a crazy, joyous adventure.
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