About the author
I received my Ph.D. in Child Development from Purdue University in 1972. I was once director of the Child Development Center at Texas Tech University. Since 1978 I have been a state specialist with the Extension Service at Kansas State University and a professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services where I have been a parent educator for more than 30 years.

I am the author of five books, including Raising Courageous Kids: Eight Steps to Practical Heroism. One of my books, The Peaceful Classroom: 162 Easy Activities to Teach Preschoolers Compassion and Cooperation, has been translated into five languages.

I am the proud father of two adult children who provided excellent opportunities for practicing anger management and taught me a lot about my own anger.

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