Maureen Healy, Ph.D. is an international speaker, award-winning author, and an expert in the field of growing emotionally healthy kids. Her first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in 2014. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions of parents and teachers worldwide. Tal Ben-Shahar, a former Harvard University lecturer, said, “Read this book, and read it again, and – more importantly – apply it” regarding Maureen’s new book, The Emotionally Healthy Child.
Unique about Maureen is her in-depth training in child development, and the how of happiness, which has combined to provide her a unique perspective. Maureen understands children from the inside out and is uniquely skilled at guiding them — and the adults who care for them — on the how of parenting emotionally healthy kids – and ultimately happier kids as well.
Sharing her expertise, Maureen’s work has appeared across all media outlets including: PBS, Scholastic, Highlights, Forbes, YPO, Huffington Post, CW’s San Diego Living, ABC’s View from the Bay, Chicago Tribune, Southampton Press, Martha Stewart Living Radio Network, NYU’s “About Our Children” and more worldwide outlets (UK, Ireland, Australia, China, for example).
Beyond A Drill: Growing Happy, Emotionally Healthy Kids
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Maureen continues to work with clients directly, while also traveling to speaking engagements worldwide. Along with 15+ years of experience, Maureen grounds her insight with traditional credentials including a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts along with completing her Ph.D. coursework in Child Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. As an avid learner and teacher, Maureen seeks to grow from every person she meets and the experience she has. “Life is never boring,” she says. The Emotionally Healthy Child by Maureen Healy – Pub date: October 9, 2018
It’s Show Time For These Challenges
While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges – and with the National Institute of Mental Health reporting that 25 percent of children experience anxiety and 14 percent have a mood disorder. National Public Radio recently shared that as many as five million public school students have mental-emotional issues such as depression and anxiety, the release of her new book The Emotionally Healthy Child:Helping Your Child Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices(2018) is timely indeed.
Healy Heals With A Plan
In The Emotionally Healthy Child, Healy explains that emotional health is the ability to make better choices, even when feeling anger or another big emotion. She describes that the ability to — Stop, Calm, and Make a Smarter Choice — is key to expressing emotions constructively. While not always easy, these steps are powerful, and Healy shows readers exactly how to implement them so they can help children find equilibrium at the moment and build emotional well-being over the long-term.
Game On: Healy Loves Both Healthy Solutions & Practice
We review these self-management issues in our discussion, and timed the topic perfectly for the Holidays!
Healy gives adults the ideas and real-life strategies they need to raise emotionally healthy children. Her book delves deeply into what children need to know, what children need to do, and what speeds up the process of emotional health. It also includes a toolbox full of mindfulness tools designed to help readers put the ideas throughout the book into practice.
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