Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is a psychologist and internationally published author who specializes in parenting and children's social and emotional development.
Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been a featured guest on many high-arbitron and nationally syndicated radio shows. She has also been quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Parents, Family Circle, Woman's Day, and The Chicago Tribune. She frequently speaks at schools and conferences on topics related to stress, parenting, and children's feelings and friendships. Dr. Kennedy-Moore serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine, and she blogs about children's friendships on PsychologyToday.com.
Drawing from research as well as her clinical experience, Dr. Kennedy-Moore offers practical and compassionate solutions. She is co-author of two books for parents: Smart Parenting for Smart Kids (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship (Little, Brown). She is also the author of an award-winning children's book, What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister (Parenting Press).
Dr. Kennedy-Moore has a private practice in Princeton, NJ (lic. # 35SI00425400), where she works with adults, children, and families. She and her husband have four children.
Industry Expertise (10)
Media - Print
Media - Online
Media - Broadcast
Health and Wellness
Mental Health Care
Areas of Expertise (9)
Stony Brook University: PhD, clinical psychology
Northwestern University: BA, psychology
NJ licensed psychologist: # 35SI00425400
- American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
- Authors Guild
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- American Psychological Association
Sample Talks (5)
Five People Skills Every Child Needs to Learn
Nearly every child has trouble with social relationships in some way, at some time. This presentation describes five essential people skills that are part of the unspoken social curriculum for school-age children. It offers parents or teachers practical ideas for helping children to feel more comfortable and confident in social situations.
Smart Parenting for Smart Kids
It takes more than school smarts to build a fulfilling life. Our culture’s relentless focus on achievement and performance can eclipse other aspects of children’s development and leave them feeling anxious, disconnected, irritable, or filled with self-doubt. Drawing from research and clinical experience, this program offers parents do-able strategies to help children learn to temper perfectionism, build relationships, and find joy.
Helping Siblings Get Along
Brothers and sisters can be wonderful friends and companions, but they also bicker and argue and tattle and tease. This talk draws from research, clinical knowledge, and the speaker's own experience as a mother of four. With humor and compassion, it describes practical strategies for minimizing sibling squabbles, coping with unavoidable friction, and helping brothers and sisters learn positive people skills.
Inspiring Motivation in Children
There are few things more frustrating to parents than bright children who don’t seem to be trying. We know being able to work hard is critical for our children’s future success, but how can we avoid the ugly power struggles that come from nagging and arguing, and instead help our children discover motivation that comes from within? This presentation discusses research about motivation and describes practical ways that parents can help children move past motivational impasses & embrace effort.
Beyond Busyness: Finding Balance in Today's Hectic-Time Pressured World
Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in a day to do everything you have to do? Is your life so hectic that you rarely have a free moment for yourself? Is your busy lifestyle wearing you down? This presentation explores the epidemic of busyness in our culture. It describes the costs of our nonstop pace of life. It offers practical strategies for coping with fully filled schedules and finding personal fulfillment.
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