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Katie Hurley
Attended Kingswood-Oxford 1993
Lives in El Segundo, CA
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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans.  Facebook's new tool provides hope and resources.  More on +Momtastic 
Warning signs that a kid is suicidal can be subtle, but this new tool can provide help for kids who need it.
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Important. +Momtastic 
In her new PSA, Kate Middleton stresses the importance of caring for children's mental health. Does your child need therapy?
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Come learn how mindfulness helps students thrive in the classroom on +mom.me 
You're a mom AND a woman. We get it! Find real-world parenting advice, fashion & beauty inspiration and great conversation with moms like you.
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Forgiveness is a skill.  If we want to raise happy kids, we have to teach them how to forgive.
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Ever feel like your little ones just don't seem to listen?  Try a few of these tricks on +EverydayFamily 
Ever wonder how to get your preschooler to listen? Try a few of these tricks for calmer days at home!
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Great tips. Having a conversation helps with my four-year-old.
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We don't have to separate play from learning.  In the early years, play IS learning.
And no -- it's not just because kids are having fun while they're learning, although that's certainly a bonus.
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Forget about the kids...are you the one who can't put down the phone?  Thanks +Sue Scheff Take the quiz!
Research shows we check our phones around 150 times per day. Take our quiz to find out if it's time to tune out your smartphone, and tune in to the real world.
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Remember the family that staged the fake abduction last week?  Don't do that.  Do this, instead.  Stop by +Momtastic for tips on talking to kids about stranger safety.
The Missouri parents who staged an abduction to teach their son about strangers were seriously misguided. This strategy actually works.
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Do you ever fall into these traps when arguments start?  Learn how to fight fair and cope with big emotions.
How couples fight can be the difference between a healthy, lasting relationship and one that doesn’t make it. A therapist offers 4 healthier ways to fight.
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If we want kids to learn to manage anger and frustration, we have to teach them how to do it.  +Momtastic 
Kids aren't born into this world with well-honed anger management skills. It's up to us to teach them.
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Kids need help learning to manage stress.  Try these tips on +EverydayFamily 
Kids experience stress for a variety of reasons, whether it be family stress, illness, or bullying, these tricks can help your child learn to manage stress.
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Author, Psychotherapist
Employment
  • Author, 2013 - present
    Author of the upcoming parenting book, "The Happy Kid Handbook": Penguin Publishing (Tarcher)
  • moonfrye
    Writer, 2011 - present
  • EverydayFamily
    Writer/Child Development Specialist, 2013 - present
  • allParenting
    Writer, 2013 - present
  • Private Practice
    Psychotherapist, present
  • Practical Parenting
    Writer/Founder Practical Parenting, present
  • The Help Group
    Clinician/Clinical Director, 1999 - 2005
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El Segundo, CA
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West Hartford, CT - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA
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Psychotherapist and author helping parents raise happy kids one day at a time...
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I am a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Parenting Expert, and author (more on that later) in Los Angeles, CA.  Practical Parenting  provides simple parenting strategies to help parents raise happy and confident kids.  I also write for Everyday Family, allParenting, and The Huffington Post.  I have two happy kids and a rock & roll husband.
Education
  • Kingswood-Oxford 1993
    High School, 1993
  • Boston College 1997
    Psychology/Women's Studies, 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania 1999
    MSW, 1999
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Female
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Katherine Hurley, Katie Godbout