Welcome to The Loved Child (TLC)!
We all know the classic saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.” The professional team at TLC provides expert support, education, and community for expecting families and those with babies, young children, tweens, and teens. I welcome you to join our village while on your parenting journey in one of our classes, workshops, special events, educational parenting partnerships, or in your place of employment through our innovative TLC Parents@Work services.
I have spent over twenty-five years working and learning at the best pediatric hospitals, programs, and businesses in the Boston area. Personally, now that my three sons are immersed in their school work and activities, I have space and energy to give more to my professional passion: supporting parents and their families from the time of expectancy through parenting tweens and teens.
I obtained my master’s degree in Child Developmental Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and a bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the College of Wooster. I spent almost a decade at Isis Parenting where I facilitated parenting groups, provided private parenting consults, and wrote curricula for the Child Development Program. My clinical background includes work with families in Developmental Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct work with families, I have extensive experience training and consulting with professionals in developmental & behavioral child development. My research experience includes managing an investigation in children’s temperament styles at the Brazelton Institute at Children’s Hospital and the Psychology Department at Harvard University, as well as participating in the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program through Johns Hopkins University, The Boston Foundation, and Partners HealthCare.