I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 23 years in private practice. I received my Masters Degree from CSUN in 1989. I have additional expertise in the area of parenting and child development. I taught parenting in a Mommy and Me program for over 14 years. I have authored two books Parenting Backwards and Potty Learning: The Do's, Don'ts and the Oops of Poops as well as countless contributions to other authors' books. I am also the mother of three daughters and have been married for over 33 years - proof positive that my communication skills are at least somewhat effective.