How did you know you wanted to be an author? As a child, this was my ambition. In my free time I as always writing poetry and short stories. Once my husband and I developed the Smart Love approach to parenting and child development, it was a real pleasure to be able to unite my love of writing with the desire to share our discoveries and write the children’s books “Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!” and “Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them.”
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Write about something you know well and feel passionate about.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I try to carve out enough time (usually a minimum of two hours) to think and rethink, write and rewrite, without losing the thread of what I am working on. I am also a great believer in outlines.
What message to you want readers to remember?Children are born loving us and wanting to be just like us. So managing children’s behaviors and responding to all their emotions with love and affection teaches them to be good to themselves and others and is far superior to punishments, including consequences and time-outs, which offer a model of harshness toward self and others.
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