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Katie Hurley
Attended Kingswood-Oxford 1993
Lives in El Segundo, CA
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Fear of fireworks is common among little ones, and actually a healthy fear. How to help on +Momtastic 
It's pretty common for kids to be scared of fireworks, but these strategies can help make the big night less frightening.
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Anxiety trickles down. How to stop the cycle on +mom.me 
4 ways to gradually wean your family from anxiety
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A great parenting book - this one will keep you calm and help you remain present.  Love it.
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All you really need to know is that kindness counts on +mom.me 
There's only one take-away, and it's for all of us
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What we can learn from Finland on +mom.me 
Finland's reform is the advance we need to make in the U.S.
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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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Slow down. Step back. Make room for play on +SafeBee 
Kids are overscheduled and too focused on academics. Free play can lower kids’ stress, prevent depression, tame tantrums, boost mental health and more.
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How to get the kids ready for camp...especially the reluctant ones on +SafeBee 
Leaving for sleep-away camp, especially for the first time, can be traumatic for kids. Experts offer tips on how to send your camper off with less anxiety.
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Some kids just need to move on +Momtastic 
New research suggests that ADHD children need to fidget to stay focused. Here's how they can move around without distracting others.
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Is it time to get rid of homework?  Let us know what you think on +Momtastic 
Officials at one school in NYC eliminated homework recently. Instead of being relieved, many parents freaked out (and missed the point).
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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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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
Previously
West Hartford, CT - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA
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Psychotherapist and author helping parents raise happy kids one day at a time...
Introduction
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