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About the authors of Active Parenting: First Five
MICHAEL H. POPKIN, PH.D.
Michael is the author of over 25 books and curricula on parenting,
the Spirited Child and Active
Parenting of Teens. Dr. Popkin earned a Doctorate in
Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University and served
as Director of Child and Family Services at an Atlanta hospital
before entering private practice. He and his wife, Melody, live
and work together in Atlanta and are the parents of two young
adult children. Selected
AMANDA SHEFFIELD MORRIS, PH.D., IMH-E®
Dr. Amanda Sheffield Morris is the Bryan Close Professor of Child
Development at Oklahoma State University. She is a developmental
scientist with research interests in parenting, socioemotional
development, and infant and early childhood mental health. Her
research focuses on the role of emotion regulation in children
and adolescents' adjustment and the ways in which children learn
successful regulation skills. Another focus of her work is child
and family resilience, and she is particularly interested in
how early experiences shape later development with an emphasis
on the parent-child relationship.
RUTH SLOCUM, LCSW, IMH-E®
Ruth Slocum is a family therapist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializing
in infant and early childhood mental health. She works for Oklahoma
State University where she serves as the Mental Health Manager
for the Tulsa Childrens Project, a program dedicated to
developing interventions to disrupt the intergenerational cycle
of poverty. She also oversees the Mental Health Consultation
for Tulsa Educare, a high quality early childhood program. Ruth
earned her Master of Social Service from the Bryn Mawr School
of Social Work and Social Research in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and serves on the Board of Directors
of the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health.
LAURA HUBBS-TAIT, PH.D.
Dr. Laura Hubbs-Tait is a Regents Professor at Oklahoma State
University in the Department of Human Development and Family
Science where she has taught since 1992. Her research focuses
on how parenting is related to childrens weight and eating,
social and emotional competence, and cognitive skills. She is
on the editorial board of the journal, Parenting: Science and
Practice. Her 2012 appointment as a Parenting Specialist for
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has allowed her to provide
parent education training to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Educators
across the state of Oklahoma.
Makes it easy to offer a series
of 4 short parenting classes.
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