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I am a parent trainer, psychotherapist, and author specializing in parenting issues.During the past 40 years I`ve worked with parents with discipline problems and challenging children. I give frequent lectures and workshops related to discipline, social skills, and aggressive children. I consult with various agencies and schools where there are child behavior problems. I am listed in the American Psychological Associations` media panel as an expert on parenting and am frequently quoted in leading magazines and newspapers.

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I have worked in a juvenile court as a clinical psychologist and as a psychotherapist in private practice. In the Oakland County (MI) Juvenile Court, I developed an award-winning parent training program for parents of adolescent delinquents. In addition I have done group therapy with adolescent delinquents using a social skills-building model. I have consulted with courts, schools, churches, preschools, and domestic violence shelters in areas of parenting.

I received my BA with a major in Psychology in 1963 from Wayne State University. I got my MA in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University in 1972.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Michigan Psychological Association. I have written pamplets, newspaper articles, and professional journal articles. I have been the Coping With Kids columnist for several newspapers for 26 years, and my columns appear weekly in the Staten Island Advance. I have been the author or co-author of 16 books. My books include, 8 WEEKS to A WELL-BEHAVED CHILD, CHILDREN WHO SAY NO WHEN YOU WANT THEM TO SAY YES, 6 STEPS TO AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT TEENAGER, and THE FATHERSTYLE ADVANTAGE. My most recent parenting book (2012) is THE EVETYTHING CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT BOOK. I have appeared on over 180 radio and TV shows related to my books and parenting. For more information about me, my books and columns, go to my website at


I have an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University.

What do you like about this subject?

Most teenagers are great kids, but adolescents in general are a lot of fun because they are at an important point in their lives where they're trying to figure how who they while attempting to deal with parents, teachers and friends.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I always hope to more fully understand teenagers.

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2015-03-17 help with 12 year old boy:

Hello Bernadette,    I'm sorry to hear about the problems of your son. I know it is not easy to raise children as a single mother, and sometimes that is especially true with a boy. It can be very helpful

2015-03-06 11 year daughter difficult:

Hello B,    You sent a lengthy email about your daughter, but before I give you some suggestions, I need to ask you some questions.   1. Your biggest concerns are her lying, her being disrespectful to

2015-03-03 How to handle accusations against my child:

Hello Kim,     You didn't tell me how old your daughter is, but I am assuming she's between 12 and 16.     I am also assuming that you want to smooth things over with the other girl's parents, and one

2014-09-04 6yr old showing penis on bus:

Hello J Marie,    I know it is distressing to parents and grandparents when children do such things as expose themselves in public. But, while distressing, it is usually not all that serious -- although

2014-09-03 Tutoring dilema!:

Hello Callie,   I certainly sympathize with your position, but, of course, I'm sure your husband has good intentions and wants your son to succeed in school. However, his way of going about this is to


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