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Welcome to my website.  I am a child psychologist who has been working with children, teens, parents, and families for over 20 years, with most of that taking place in a group practice in Wheaton, IL. In this website, you will find brief descriptions of my books and workshops, as well as a variety of practical parenting articles that I hope you will find helpful. Note: If you have been forwarded to this website from 8simpletools.com, welcome. Unfortunately, the 8 Simple Tools parenting quiz is no longer available but I hope you will find the resources on this website to be helpful.

In terms of my professional bio, here is a brief version:  I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  We then moved to Columbus, OH, where I completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital.  Since then, I have done my clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where I continue to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis. I have written six parenting books (faith based), several of which you can learn more about on the Books page.  I have presented many parenting workshops at many conferences, MOPS groups, churches, and schools, which you can read about on the Workshop page.  On a personal note, I have been married for over 30 years to my wife, Lora, and we have two married sons and have been blessed with two wonderful daughter-in-laws.

In my free time, I enjoy doing anything with my wife, spending time with my boys and their wives whenever possible, reading, running, and playing jazz piano any chance I get.  My Christian faith is an important part of my life and thinking, and I am continually thankful for God’s grace, of which I am an undeserving recipient.