Developmental Psychologist • Researcher • Author • Speaker • Educator/Coach All children deserve opportunities to thrive in life, to learn and grow from their relationships and experiences, and to be valued for who they are—not just for what they achieve.
I synthesize multi-disciplinary research in psychology, neuroscience, education, and child development and make it accessible to parents, teachers, youth mentors, sports coaches, after-school programs, community leaders, counselors, young people, and others who support youth.
I founded Roots of Action, a website used by over 3 million parents and educators each year to find research-based articles and resources about how to support the positive development of youth.
I write articles for parents and educators, and research-based materials for youth-focused nonprofit organizations.
I deliver keynotes, workshops, and courses to audiences of parents and educators on topics related to positive youth development.
I coach and advise educational and nonprofit leaders, parents, and young people on how to partner in the positive development of youth.
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